Where did Queen Victoria Live? A tour of castles and palaces.
As princess and queen, Victoria had a number of favoured places where she and her family would stay. Come with me on a whistle-stop tour of the most important of these. We’ll look at them in chronological order following the course of Victoria’s life, beginning, therefore, with her childhood home ...
This charming image of Kensington Palace by William Westall shows the building and surrounding park as it was in the year or Victoria's birth, 1819
Victoria was born at Kensington Palace - 200 years ago in May of 1819. She grew up here and was privately educated here. It was not the happiest period of her life; a dour, friendless growing up for her, with few contacts with the outside world, and few playmates. It was here, upon her accession eighteen years later, that a delegation arrived to inform her that she had become queen, and where she received her first council of ministers.