The look of perfect happiness on the face of the was noticed by the bystanders and the shade of seriousness which had there rested through her past years care and anxiety scetned to pass away as like meanest of her subjects the Queen gave her promise love honour and obey This is the moment by the artist The Queen is in the centre of picture her hand in that of Prince Albert who wearing the insignia of the Order of the Garter Archbishop of Canterbury stands within the rails the altar near him is the Duke of Sussex who away the bride On the other side of the may be seen the Duchess of Kent the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Augusta aunt of the Queen In the foreground on the right are the Princess Augusta of Cambridge now Grand Duchess of Mcck lenbnrg Strelitz and the Princess Sophia Matilda Gloucester who as a child forms the subject of one Sir Joshua Reynolds’s most fascinating pictures principal figures on the left are Queen Adelaide Queen Dowager and the Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha and Prince Ernest father and brother of the bridegroom Next to them is the Queen’s little cousin Princess Mary of Cambridge now Duchess Teck In the background are the Duke of Devonshire the Marquis of Anglesea the Duke of Sutherland and the Duke of Wellington Behind the Queen and Prince is the beautiful bevy of the Royal bridesmaids These were the Ladies Wilhelmina Stanhope Mary Howard Jane Bouverie Ida Hay Elizabeth Howard Caroline Lennox Eleanor Paget Mary Grimston Elizabeth West Fanny Cowper Sarah Villiers and Adelaide Paget some of whom had attended the Queen at the Coronation Carrying the Sword of State is the Queen’s old friend and counsellor Lord Melbourne who as long as he lived retained his position of confidence.
Queen Victoria’s Oriental Circlet Tiara
“When the Prince Consort died at the age of 41, the Queen never wore jewelery with colored stones again. So, the tiaras were unseen for nearly fifty years.”
Queen Victoria’s deathbed, overlooked by a picture of Prince Albert on his deathbed
Edit: Nothing against post-mortem photography since I collect it. I’m just saying I found it rather odd that they took a post-mortem of the Queen of England.
Prince Albert: I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not… Second, you’re the only wife I’ve got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath.
*deep breath….sobs hysterically*
I’ve never actually been able to get through this movie without crying. It’s like it starts with this scene and I don’t stop until the credits start rolling.
In my opinion the best scenes start at 4:56 with Queen Victoria. I was hoping to upload my own video but it’s 8:50 and Tumblr only allows 5:00.
Edit: Sorry everyone but I’m afraid you’ll have to go to Youtube to watch this video but i promise it’s worth it. The animation is so original and amazing!