british royalties

Today in 1952, Elizabeth Windsor became Queen Elizabeth II. After 65 years she is now the world’s oldest reigning monarch as well as Britain’s longest-lived. In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state in world history.

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Today,Queen Elizabeth visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospitel, where survivors of the Manchester attack are being treated. She met a number of children who survived the traumatic incident and said to one of the girls ‘’It’s dreadful. Very wicked.’’ The Queen also admitted she thought Ariana Grande was a very good singer, saying ‘’She sounds very, very good.’’

She also thanked hospital staff who worked tirelessly to keep the children alive in the hours after the tragedy. Fourteen victims remain at the hospital, including five in critical care. 

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A 22-year-old Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in chalk by Hungarian artist, Charles Brocky, 1841. Commissioned that same year after Victoria saw his portrait of Georgiana Liddell, one of her maid’s of honour, and fell in love with his work. This romantic pair of portraits resides today in the Queen’s sitting room at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

INTJ:

*Can’t find shoes*

*Can’t find keys*

*Can’t find car*

*Can’t find front door*

*Can’t find house*

*Can’t find family*

*Can’t remember coworker’s names*

Also INTJ:

*Maintains 3 blogs, has 37 tabs open, tells you exactly how to fix that problem that’s been bugging you for months, can tell you every single rank of British royalty because they looked it up once-*

Queen Victoria’s Beautiful Birthday Fan

This amazing fan was gifted to Queen Victoria on her 39th birthday (24th May 1858) by Prince Albert. The fan was almost certainly made in France by  Madame Rebours, who had been granted a royal warrant by Victoria. It features Victoria’s monogram VR below by a crown, and swags of lilies-of-the-valley (among other flowers) and ribbons. During the Victorian era, flower symbolism became immensely popular .Since this fan was commissioned for Victoria’s birthday her ‘birth flower’ (those lilies-of-the-valley) decorates the fan extensively.