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Monday, 20 May 2013

Victoria Day: HapPy Birthday Queen Victoria !

Happy Victoria Day !

This painting of Queen Victoria completed in 1903 ~

Is everyone enjoying this May Long Weekend tradition?
and what traditions make it special for you?

We've been sitting in 3 days of downpour
but reading has been a much appreciated consolation !

Queen Victoria 

Alexandrina Victoria

24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901
 was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. 
From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.

Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George IIIThe Duke and Duchess of Kent's only child,

Victoria, was born at 4.15 am on 24 May 1819
at Kensington Palace in London

Both the Duke of Kent and the King died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

She inherited the throne at the age of 18,
after her father's three elder brothers had all died without surviving legitimate issue. 

Her reign of 63 years and 7 months,

is known as the Victorian era.

As to tonite's usual festivities...
Thankfully I live where I can watch any possible fireworks
{considering the amount of rainfall!}
from indoors
but I'll not worry if there aren't..
July 1st isn't that far away !
{Canada Day!!}

EnJoy your Day Off !

1 comment:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Definitely a special day for celebrations! I am back from holiday and blogging, but with a new blog URL for my blog and Tuesday Cuppa Tea:

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