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Queen Victoria’s Role as the Original Royal Influencer to Be Spotlighted in PBS Program

As far as royal influencers go, Queen Victoria reigns supreme.
Testimony to that is PBS’ “Victoria & Albert: The Wedding,” a two-part series scheduled for Jan. 13 and 20. Legions of brides wear white wedding dresses, due to Queen Victoria according to royal historian Lucy Worsley, who reimagined the 1840 nuptials for the program. In addition to being chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, which looks after Kensington Palace, the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace in London, she is working on a new exhibition devoted to Queen Victoria that will bow at Kensington Palace May 24, which marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Worsley recently published the biography “Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life.”
While the historian was delighted to learn Queen Victoria proposed to Prince Albert, she said their union did not start out as the “great romance” that it did in fact become. Worsley said, “It started with her being quite reluctant. It was an arranged marriage that their family had set up, when they were born actually. She had been holding out on it, holding out and holding out. After she became queen at 18, she enjoyed herself but she made some foolish

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