Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom in 1837

Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom in 1837

1837, Alexandrina Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom

On this day on June 20, 1837, Alexandrina Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the death of uncle King William IV.

Alexandrina Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom

Victoria became Queen at age 18 and rules until her death. She adopted the additional title of Empress of India on May 1, 1876. Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years, seven months and two days. Victoria was the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history. However, her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II surpassed her on September 9, 2015.

It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, it was mark by a great expansion of the British Empire.

Queen Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. In 1887, the British Empire celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. She mark the fiftieth anniversary of her accession on 20 June with a banquet to which 50 kings and princes has invited.

During 1889, Queen became the very first reigning monarch from Britain to set foot in Spain. When she crossed the border for a brief visit. The Queen went to Ireland for the first time since 1861.

Queen Victoria Last Wish

Queen Victoria died during on January 22, 1901, at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. Her favourite pet Pomeranian, Turi, has laid upon her deathbed as a last request.


  • In 1826, Royal Family Order of King George IV.
  • Founder and Sovereign of the Order of the : Star of India, 25 June 1861, Crown of India, 1 January 1878, Indian Empire, 1 January 1878.
  • Founder and Sovereign of the : Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, 10 February 1862, Royal Red Cross, 27 April 1883.
  • On 6 November 1886, Founder and Sovereign of the Distinguished Service Order.
  • In 1887, Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts.
  • On 23 April 1896, Founder and Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order.

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