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Inside Queen Victoria’s Isle of Wight residence Osborne House

Osborne House was once the favourite royal residence of Queen Victoria, who enjoyed family breaks at the property - miles away from Windsor Castle, which she considered gloomy

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Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (1819-1901) & Prince Albert (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel) (1819-1861). Portraits in Profile. “Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves” - Queen Victoria. "I am very happy and contented; but the difficulty in filling my place with the proper dignity is that I am only the husband, not the master in the house." Prince Albert.

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1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewelry by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in 1842, one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.

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Queen Victoria,1845. Photographs taken of the Queen at this time do not much resemble this glamorous image. Winterhalter was skilled at creating an enhanced likeness. He also obligingly enlarged the Queen's jewellery.

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Victoria the beauty queen: The picture she gave Albert

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Young Princess Victoria ~ She inherited the throne aged 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children.

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The Romanovs and the House of Windsor | Queen Victoria's lifespan: 1819-1901 ~ Prince Albert's lifespan: 1840-1861 Children: Edward VII | Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Alice of the UK | Princess Beatrice of the UK | Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha | Princess Helena | Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll | Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught | Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany | Princess Beatrice

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Queen Victoria: The real story of her 'domestic bliss'

bbc: Images of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children-Victoria, Albert Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, Beatrice

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