Queen Victoria: 6 stories from her diaries

A new website features the entire text of Queen Victoria's diaries. Here are six excerpts.

2. Wedding to Prince Albert

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    Queen Victoria in her wedding gown
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"The last time I slept alone," the queen began her entry for her wedding day on Feb. 10, 1840, and added that "I never saw such crowds of people as there were in the Park, and they cheered most enthusiastically... The Ceremony was very imposing, and fine and simple, and I think ought to make an everlasting impression on every one who promises at the Altar to keep what he or she promises... Oh! this was the happiest day of my life!"

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