In Canada, to celebrate the birthday of dear Queen Victoria.
and her dear Prince Albert!
Her diary on her wedding day:
Queen Victoria writes about her wedding day in her journal.
February 10, 1840
Slept well & breakfasted at ½p. 9, before which Mama came, bringing me a nosegay of
orange flowers, & good Lehzen gave me a dear little ring. Wrote my Journal & saw Lord
Melbourne. Had my hair dressed & the wreath of orange flowers put on my head. My wreath
& veil were worn, according to the rough sketch. Saw my precious Albert alone, for the last
time as my Bridegroom, & he fetched in Uncle & Ernest for a moment. At ½p. 12 I set off,
dearest Albert having gone before, & Mama & the Duchess of Sutherland went with me in the
carriage. I wore a white satin dress, with a deep flounce of Honiton lace, an imitation of an
old design. My jewels were my Turkish diamond necklace & earrings & dear Albert’s
beautiful sapphire brooch. I never saw such crowds as there were in the Park, & they cheered