Royal Flashback- January 1

Queen Victoria as Empress of India

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Today marks the 140th anniversary of the declaration of Queen Victoria as Empress of India, at the Delhi Durbar of 1877. In this Official portrait as Empress, Queen Victoria is shown her sitting on the Travancore ivory throne and wearing the sash of the Order of Neshan Aftab,presented to her by the Shah of Persia.

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