It’s been about 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and there are all kinds of unknown gems rolling out of the treasury. Including: a video of her laughing.
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, the great mother of the current Queen, was a monument to her era. She was so young when she ascended the throne, the queen of a vast empire, the Empress of India, in love with her cousin Prince Albert, so sad as a young widow.
She reigned for 63 years and seven months, and her image was always determined by portraits and romantic portraits from the early days of photography, when the shutter speed was still so slow that the model had to remain steady for a long time. ..
A high-quality film of Queen Victoria on her last trip to Ireland has been rediscovered and shows details clearer than ever
– BBC News (UK) (BBCNews) May 27, 2019
… which did not elicit a long friendly look, which is what makes these photos of her last visit to Ireland so human and special: Victoria is very old, but she is still alive and … she is smiling!
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