Queen Victoria - Victoria, BC Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
N 48° 25.228 W 123° 22.196
10U E 472629 N 5363101
Quick Description: This statue of Her Majesty Queen Victoria sits on the British Columbia Parliament Buildings on the front lawn of the legislature in on the Inner Harbor Of Victoria, BC. Here, in a city named for her, she seems to have special significance.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/6/2007 4:00:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM1Z0J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 147

Long Description:
Her Majesty Queen Victoria R.I. Alexandrina Victoria (1819-1901)
was the only child of the fourth son of King George III: Edward, duke of Kent. Her mother was Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg, sister of King Leopold of the Belgians. Victoria became heiress-apparent of the British crown on the death of her uncle George IV, and when her uncle William IV died childless in 1837, she became Queen of Great Britain. She was crowned the next year. Victoria's long reign witnessed an evolution in English politics and the expansion of the British Empire, which included Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, and large parts of Africa, as well as political and social reforms on the continent.

The Sovereign's birthday has been celebrated in Canada since the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). May 24, Queen Victoria's birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845.
Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Queen Alexandrina Victoria

Country or Empire of Influence: United Kingdom

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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