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As the Crown Princess Victoria is currently  on a private trip, she and Prince Daniel will not be able to attend events held in connection with the Canadian State Visit next week, as they usually do. Instead, Princess Madeleine will step into her sister’s place and will participate in the visit, which the court has now confirmed to Swedish Women’s Weekly.

“Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill and the Prince Couple will attend the traditional ceremony at the castle, as well as the subsequent lunch. They will also participate in the banquet later in the evening.” says the court’s Communications Director Margareta Thorgren.

The court also confirmed that Madeleine and Chris will be in Sweden for some time, and not only during the state visit.

“Princess Madeleine and Chris did not come to Sweden alone because of the state visit, but because they have other commitments in Sweden other than the state visit.

—  Svenskdam

I really think Maven was more than just friends with Thomas.


Well, their “friendship” has been shown to be a sensitive subject for Maven, putting a crack in his cold exterior (example: at the end of Red Queen when Mare mentions Thomas to Maven after Elara goes loony toons and he reacts to it but his mom shuts him down).

I think that when Maven was sent down to the front lines (was it the front lines? I’m just going off of poor memory here) that Thomas and he developed a close bond. He was free from the restraints and constant supervision of his overly devoted mother, so he probably found time to get close with Thomas and their friendship probably turned romantic. Then Thomas dies, Maven gets his heart broken, life goes on. Who knows, maybe Elara even killed Thomas in an attempt to harden Maven’s heart. Victoria just stated that Mare wasn’t Maven’s first kiss - so who was? Thomas is the only other person who’s been mentioned as someone who was close with Maven.
So unless he was kissing some servants or
something, who else would he have kissed?

What do you guys think?


May 10th 1872: Victoria Woodhull nominated for President

On this day in 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated for the Presidency of the United States. Born to a poor family in Ohio in 1838, she married at age 15, but later divorced her loutish husband and married a colonel. After moving to New York, Victoria and her sister Tennessee - with whom she had worked as a clairvoyant - established the first woman-run stock brokerage company and created a radical weekly publication. In the magazine, the sisters articulated their vision for social reform embracing female suffrage, birth control rights, and ‘free love’. Their journal also advocated workers’ rights, calling for the 8 hour work day and graduated income tax, and publishing the first English translation of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto. Victoria became such a prominent figure that she was invited to testify before Congress on female suffrage. In 1872, despite women being barred from voting, Woodhull was nominated as the presidential candidate of the Equal Rights Party; she selected famed black abolitionist Frederick Douglass as her running mate. Woodhull’s radical rhetoric alarmed moderate elements of the feminist and reform movements, limiting her electoral appeal. The 1872 campaign - between incumbent Republican Ulysses S. Grant and Democrat Horace Greeley -  quickly became acrimonious, and Woodhull’s opponents accused her of adultery. On election day, after retaliating against her critics and publishing accusations of adultery against them, she was in prison for distributing ‘obscene’ literature. Woodhull also did not appear on the ballot, as she was one year under the Constitutionally required age of 35, and won a minute percentage of the vote. Hounded by law enforcement and critics, Woodhull moved to England in 1877, where she continued her activism until her death in 1927. With a major American party poised to nominate a woman for president, it is fitting to remember Victoria Woodhull’s historic campaign.

“I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

anonymous asked:

I read (fragments of) an alternate history of Australia once in which a left-leaning judiciary gradually turned Australia communist, and in it Victoria was renamed "Lang" (after J. T. Lang), because good communists can't go around having states named after an imperialist monarch

If that renaming movement ever gets off the ground it’s going to be a long and tedious process, at Victoria Market on Victoria Street in the state of Victoria.

Your Majesty, there is no second.

Signal Master of HMY Victoria and Albert, reply to Queen Victoria upon being asked which yacht was approaching in second behind the America in the “One Hundred Sovereign Cup”. America won the race with an 18 minute lead and the race was thereafter renamed America’s Cup.


Hatley House and Buchard Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - August 2011

Facebook kindly reminded me today that on this day in 2011 I was in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Pictures above were taken at Hatley House (part of Royal Roads University) and Buchard Gardens.

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on

p.s geek points to anyone who knows which films / TV series have used Hatley House as a filming location without using google search. ;-)

I don’t think Alolan Persian is a fat cat. Look at its body shape. It’s still got the same build as a normal persian. It’s just the face that’s different.

I think Alolan Persian is based on an actual persian cat which have round, flat faces.

They’re even described as having ‘chubby cheeks’ and were a popular breed among the wealthy. Queen Victoria has been stated to have had a fondness for the breed, which goes along with Alolan Meowth’s backstory.


February 6th 1851: Black Thursday bushfires

On this day in 1851, bushfires ravaged the Australian state of Victoria. Due to the scale of the destruction, with fire destroying five million hectares, the day has been labelled ‘Black Thursday’, with the event being considered one of the worst bushfires in Australian history. Twelve people lost their lives and millions of livestock were killed, inflicting lasting economic damage on the area. 1850 had been an exceptionally dry and hot year, and this continued into February 1851, with Melbourne reaching 47.2 degrees celsius. The conditions were thus set for an exceptionally fierce bushfire, and the situation was exacerbated by strong northerly winds which whipped up the fires and caused them to spread and wreak havoc. Bushfires remain a constant danger in Australia, and Black Thursday, 1851 is a reminder of how harmful they can be.

“The fire kept enlarging its orbit, rolling about like some huge monster, destroying everything it touched, its track marked by charred timber, embers and ashes, cries and lamentations.”
- eyewitness account printed in the Melbourne Herald February 1883