Funeral of Queen Victoria, 1901

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Funeral of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on this day in 1901, followed by the burial in the Frogmore Mausoleum in Windsor Great Park. The Queen had died at Osbourne House on the Isle of Wright, and her body was conveyed by boat and train to Waterloo Station in London for a Procession by gun carriage through Hyde Park to Paddington, before going to Windsor. She requested a full Military State Funeral, organized quite hastily in a bizarre manner, and demanded everyone wear white, purple and gold instead of the widow’s black she had worn for most of her life. Queen Victoria, who had reigned for over 63 years, the longest-reigning British Monarch at the time, is known as the ‘Grandmother of Europe’. Royal Attendees included:

  • The new King and Queen (son and daughter-in-law), The Duchess of Cornwall and York (granddaughter-in-law), Duchess and Duke of Fife (granddaughter and grandson-in-law), Princess and Prince Charles of Denmark (granddaughter and grandson-in-law)
  • The Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Queen’s daughter-in-law), Crown Prince of Romania (grandson-in-law), Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (grandson-in-law), Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, (granddaughter), Duke and Duchess of Connaught (son and daughter-in-law), Princess Margaret, Prince Arthur, and Princess Patricia of Connaught, (grandchildren)
  • The Duchess of Albany, (daughter-in-law), Princess Alice of Albany, (granddaughter), Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, (grandson)
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II (grandson), The Crown Prince of Germany (great-grandson), The Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Meiningen, Prince Heinrich XXX of Reuss-Köstritz, Princess and Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe, The Duke of Sparta, (grandson-in-law), Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, (grandson-in-law)
  • Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (grandson), Princess and Prince Louis of Battenberg, (granddaughter and grandson-in-law)
  • Princess and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (daughter and son-in-law), Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein (grandson), Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (granddaughter), Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (granddaughter)
  • The Duchess and Duke of Argyll (daughter)Princess Henry of Battenberg (daughter), Prince Alexander of Battenberg (grandson)
  • Other Foreign Royals included the King of Portugal, the King of Belgium, The King of the Hellenes, The Crown Prince of Denmark, The Crown Prince of Sweden and Norway, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, The Duke of Aosta, The Crown Prince of Siam, The Duke of Saxony, and The Hereditary Grand Duke of Baden

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