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The Royal Family shares rare photos of Queen Victoria’s first sketches

The royal family’s official Instagram account revealed that Queen Victoria was an ‘avid artist’ and shared photos of her initial sketches.

The Royal, born in 1819 and ruled from 1837 to 1901, began to draw lessons when she was eight.

And now the Queen’s social media account has shared some of Queen Victoria’s sketches from her early years, until she started painting portraits of her nine children – including then-future King Edward VII.

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The royal family's official Instagram account revealed that Queen Victoria was an 'avid artist' and shared photos of her early sketches, including a portrait of her children, Princess Alice and Princess Victoria, and her eldest son, Prince Albert Edward ( center)

The royal family’s official Instagram account revealed that Queen Victoria was an ‘avid artist’ and shared photos of her early sketches, including a portrait of her children, Princess Alice and Princess Victoria, and her eldest son, Prince Albert Edward ( center)

The royal, pictured, who was born in 1819 and ruled from 1837 to 1901, and began drawing lessons when she was eight

The royal, pictured, who was born in 1819 and ruled from 1837 to 1901, and began drawing lessons when she was eight

The royal, pictured, who was born in 1819 and ruled from 1837 to 1901, and began drawing lessons when she was eight

The royal family’s Instagram shared a photo of a portrait Victoria painted of her children, Princess Alice and Princess Victoria, and her eldest son, Prince Albert Edward, who wrote: ‘Did you know Queen Victoria was an avid artist?

“This 1845 painting depicts two of her daughters, Princess Alice and Princess Victoria, The Princess Royal, and her eldest son Prince Albert Edward – the future King Edward VII.”

She added, “For Children’s Art Week, we’ll share sketches and paintings of Queen Victoria from her childhood and her reign, and some ideas from @royalcollectiontrust to help you bring out your creative side.”

An incredibly preserved sketch of her on horseback is described as a drawing from 'one of Queen Victoria's first sketchbooks'

An incredibly preserved sketch of her on horseback is described as a drawing from 'one of Queen Victoria's first sketchbooks'

An incredibly preserved sketch of her on horseback is described as a drawing from ‘one of Queen Victoria’s first sketchbooks’

A photo shows a tree in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, painted in 1847, while her love for dogs was shown elsewhere, with a painting of her dachshunds Waldina and Waldman in 1846

A photo shows a tree in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, painted in 1847, while her love for dogs was shown elsewhere, with a painting of her dachshunds Waldina and Waldman in 1846

A photo shows a tree in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, painted in 1847, while her love for dogs was shown elsewhere, with a painting of her dachshunds Waldina and Waldman in 1846

Elsewhere, an incredibly preserved sketch of her on horseback is described as a drawing from “one of Queen Victoria’s first sketchbooks.”

And Queen Elizabeth’s love for animals goes back to Victoria, a sketch the young princess drew in her teens shows her favorite King Charles Spaniel Dash in 1833.

Meanwhile, an expert watercolor from the grounds of Balmoral Castle can be seen, while Victoria even sketched her own coronation in 1838.

Another photo shows a tree in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, painted in 1847, while her love of dogs was shown elsewhere, with a painting of her dachshunds Waldina and Waldman in 1846.

Proving animals' love for Queen Elizabeth dates back to Victoria, a sketch drawn by the young princess in her teens showing her favorite King Charles Spaniel Dash, in 1833

Proving animals' love for Queen Elizabeth dates back to Victoria, a sketch drawn by the young princess in her teens showing her favorite King Charles Spaniel Dash, in 1833

Proving animals’ love for Queen Elizabeth dates back to Victoria, a sketch drawn by the young princess in her teens showing her favorite King Charles Spaniel Dash, in 1833

Meanwhile, an expert watercolor from the grounds of Balmoral Castle can be seen

Meanwhile, an expert watercolor from the grounds of Balmoral Castle can be seen

Meanwhile, an expert watercolor from the grounds of Balmoral Castle can be seen

Victoria even sketched her own coronation in 1838

Victoria even sketched her own coronation in 1838

Victoria even sketched her own coronation in 1838

Queen Victoria started drawing lessons when she was just eight years old and sketches show some of her earliest work

Queen Victoria started drawing lessons when she was just eight years old and sketches show some of her earliest work

Queen Victoria started drawing lessons when she was just eight years old and sketches show some of her earliest work

Proving animals' love for Queen Elizabeth dates back to Victoria, a sketch drawn by the young princess in her teens showing her favorite King Charles Spaniel Dash, in 1833

Proving animals' love for Queen Elizabeth dates back to Victoria, a sketch drawn by the young princess in her teens showing her favorite King Charles Spaniel Dash, in 1833

Proving animals’ love for Queen Elizabeth dates back to Victoria, a sketch drawn by the young princess in her teens showing her favorite King Charles Spaniel Dash, in 1833

Victoria was born in 1819 to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, fourth son of King George III.

Both the Duke and the King died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father’s three older brothers had all died, leaving no more legitimate children.

Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840 and they had nine children.

They married their descendants in royal and noble families across the continent, earning Victoria the nickname ‘the grandmother of Europe’.

But after Albert’s death in 1861, she retired from public appearances and became known for wearing black and living in mourning.

However, she remained popular during her reign and had Golden and Diamond Jubilees who saw big public parties.

She was the longest-serving monarch in the UK at 63 years and seven months until Queen Elizabeth II broke the record in September 2015.

Queen Victoria died in January 1901 and was succeeded by her eldest son, Edward VII.

Queen Victoria even drew sketches of characters she had seen in the ballet

Queen Victoria even drew sketches of characters she had seen in the ballet

Queen Victoria even drew sketches of characters she had seen in the ballet

Another painting depicts the view of Queen Victoria from her dressing room at Windsor Castle in 1847

Another painting depicts the view of Queen Victoria from her dressing room at Windsor Castle in 1847

Another painting depicts the view of Queen Victoria from her dressing room at Windsor Castle in 1847

The Life and Times of Queen Victoria

A new exhibition called Victoria: Woman and Crown and Victoria: A Royal Childhood began coinciding with the 200th anniversary of her birth last Friday.

A new exhibition called Victoria: Woman and Crown and Victoria: A Royal Childhood began coinciding with the 200th anniversary of her birth last Friday.

A new exhibition called Victoria: Woman and Crown and Victoria: A Royal Childhood began coinciding with the 200th anniversary of her birth last Friday.

Victoria was born in Kensington Palace, London on May 24, 1819 and was the only daughter of Edward Duke of Kent.

Upon William IV’s death, she became queen at the tender age of 18, and was known as a prolific diarist, with a knack for drawing.

Victoria later described her childhood as “melancholy” because she grew up in isolation and rarely met other people.

The set of strict rules for her behavior was known as the Kensington system.

She was constantly monitored and isolated from the company of other children by order of her mother, the Duchess of Kent, and her father’s former equator, John Conroy.

Her name was actually Alexandrina Victoria, and her childhood nickname was Drina, but she ruled as Victoria, which she preferred.

The young queen, who was unmarried at the time, lived with her mother, who had an apartment in Buckingham Palace.

But it was not long before Victoria was beaten by her potential lover Prince Albert, who visited Windsor in October 1839.

She married Prince Albert in 1840 and had nine children between 1840 and 1857.

But Victoria was not a loving mother and thought it was her duty to be “strict” and she hated being pregnant

In addition to her beloved partner, Albert would play a key role as an advisor.

But Prince Albert died in 1861 at the young age of 42, deeply affecting Victoria, who would then wear black for the rest of her reign.

When she died at the age of 81 in 1901 after a period of ill health, there were no good plans for her funeral.

The complex arrangements – including the transport of the body of Victoria over the Solent from the Isle of Wight and a military procession through London – had to be organized from scratch in 10 days.

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