Monday, June 25, 2012

Victoria's first days as Queen

June 25, 1837

Queen Victoria and her mother, the Duchess of Kent attended Divine Service today at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace.  The Dean of Chester officiated. 

The Duke of Sussex visited the King of Hanover earlier today.  The King dined this evening with his sisters, Princess Augusta, and the Duchess of Gloucester at Gloucester House.  At 10 p.m.,  His Majesty "having taken leave of his Royal Sisters," left London in one of the Duchess of Gloucester's carriages for Depford, where the King "embarked in a Government steam packed for the Continent."

The remains of the late King William IV will like in State in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle from July 7 through July 8.   The Queen Dowager's personal furniture has been removed from the Castle to a new residence at Bushy Park, according to the Court Circular.

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