'The Victorian Era' is named after Queen Victoria of England (pictured here in her wedding dress). Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in She started the tradition of wearing white.
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1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewellery by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.
1843 Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Royal Collection) Prince Albert had this Winterhalter portrait of his wife, for his eyes only, hung in his bedroom. Elizabeth Longford called this portrait "Weibchein in a submissive mood".
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