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The English - Victorian royals, courtiers and visitors

A selection of images of those, mostly English, who appear in the novel The Testament of Sophie Dawes. Also some images of distinguished visitors and those associated with Osborne House and the royal court at various times. Featuring the royal family of Victoria, therefore, and her staff.

Royal Family ...

Princess Alice by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1861.
Queen Victoria by J. Abercromby.
Albert, the Prince Consort, hand-tinted daguerreotype, 1848.
A young Albert, Edward (Bertie), Prince of Wales.
Victoria's daughter, Princess Helena (Lenchen) by Winterhalter.
Family tree showing Queen Victoria's nine children.
Prince Consort, Albert - by Winterhalter.

Gentleman about court ...

Next: some important gentlemen about the English Court at various times: Sir Charles Grey, Karl Ruland and Sir Astley Cooper.
Photo of Karl Ruland.
Sketch of General Sir Charles Grey.
Sir Astley Cooper, Sergeant Surgeon to Queen Victoria.

The sculptor William Theed

Guests and Visitors

Some distinguished visitors to Osborne follow next. These include members of Queen Victoria’s overseas friends and family who are mentioned in the journal. Also some portraits of those associated with the French royal familly of Louis Philippe. Finally, a stunning portrait of a young Alexandra, princess of Wales who would eventually become an English Queen herself much later. After the passing of Victoria in 1901.
Madame van de Weyer by William Henry Mote, after A. E. Chalon.
Louise Marie Adelaide Eugenie d'Orleans.
Princess Clemintine d’Orleans by Winterhalter.
Maria Amalia d'Orleans, Queen of the French, with her children Henry of, Duke of Aumale (b. 1822) and Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (b. 1824)
Alexandra as princess of Wales, 1863 by Richard Lauchert.

Albert's brother, Ernst Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha