Queen Victoria watching the departure of the Guards for the Crimea; 1890

Harry Payne

 
Queen Victoria watching the departure of the Guards for the Crimea; 1890
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Full image caption

This cut out illustrates Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their son the Prince of Wales on a balcony at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales is wearing a military uniform. They are bidding a ceremonial farewell to the Guards departing for the Crimean War in April 1854.
Victoria cast herself in the role of commander-in-chief of Britain's armed forces and took part in numerous martial ceremonies for soldiers and sailors as they left for the Crimea. The queen took a keen interest in the military campaign and was fervent in her enthusiasm for the war. She suggested the motto 'For Valour' for the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest decoration for bravery, which was first awarded during the Crimean War.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1890 AD - 1890 AD
Image Number
 
010275

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