Royal fans have been left in hysterics after a photo of Queen Victoria ‘photobombing’ her son’s wedding portrait resurfaced.
The photo, from the wedding day of Prince Edward Albert (later King Edward VII), shows the late monarch in the front of the photo wearing a black suit to indicate that she is mourning her husband, Prince Albert.
Queen Victoria wore black from the age of 72 for the rest of her life when she was grieving the death of her husband from the Russian flu.
In the wedding photo, dated March 10, 1863, Prince Edward and his bride, Alexandra of Denmark, solemnly pose for the portrait, while Edward’s mother, Queen Victoria, sits opposite them with her black mourning dress of silk crepe, in front of a bust of the Prince. Alberto on a pillar.
After journalist Madeleine Grant posted the photo on X/Twitter, people couldn’t contain their amusement at the image, with many joking that Queen Victoria would have been a difficult mother-in-law for Alexandra to live with.
A photo has resurfaced on X/Twitter of Queen Victoria ‘photobombing’ her son, Prince Edward, on their wedding day.
The journalist posted the portrait on the social media platform with the caption: “As far as wedding photographs go, there’s nothing better than Queen Victoria insisting on photographing her son and his wife, sitting between them in a dress.” in complete mourning and looking at a bust of her dead husband.
In response, people were overwhelmingly amused by the snap and thought the late Queen’s behavior was hilarious.
One person said the photo had made them “laugh out loud”, while another said they were “laughing out loud” at it.
The late monarch was in mourning for the rest of her life after her husband, Prince Albert, died from the Russian flu.
X users joked that the late monarch was a ‘mother-in-law from hell’ after the portrait resurfaced.
Others joked that she was the ‘mother-in-law from hell’ and one difficult?
Queen Victoria was also branded a ‘diva’ and a goth for her scene-stealing moment.
After Prince Albert’s death in 1861, Queen Victoria went into mourning for the rest of her life and became known for wearing a black mourning dress.
In 2018, the silk crepe dress was exhibited for the first time at the Museum of London.
Speaking about the exhibition, curator Roz Sherris revealed that visitors may be surprised by the queen’s petite stature of 4ft 8in.
‘She was very small. “I think this is going to surprise a lot of people,” she stated.
In 2011, a letter emerged in which the Queen wrote about her longing for her own death so she could be reunited with her husband.
Victoria wrote the “astonishing” letter in March 1863, the same month as her son’s wedding and about 15 months after Albert’s death, to 82-year-old Viscount Gough, one of the most decorated military figures of the 19th century. .
Sending his condolences on the death of his wife, he wrote: ‘The Queen has heard with great concern of the sad affliction which Lord Gough has suffered and is anxious to express her sincere condolences to him personally.
‘However irreparable their loss may be, it is a blessing to have lived together until the end of their lives with the comfort and hope that the separation was brief.
“The poor Queen has been denied this much-needed blessing and can only hope that she will not live to old age, but will be allowed to be reunited with her beloved, great and loyal husband before many years pass.”
The letter was written on the “mourning paper” of Windsor Castle. It is bordered with thick black borders, just like the envelope.