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Queen Victoria Hotel

Victoria dressed that day in a black mourning dress, in honour of her uncle. Desperate to break totally free of her mother and Conroy, the 18-year old calmly chose to make her very first public appearance as queen without the need of them. Queen Victoria’s favourite uncle, King Leopold of the Belgians, was a huge influence more than her early life. He was a member of the Coburg family and became a British prince when he married Victoria’s cousin Charlotte in 1816. His Majesty’s interest in India, too, is powerful, and his information of Indian affairs is quite wide. Every...