Victoria, British Columbia, is a city named after Queen Victoria.
She was born 24 May 1819 in Kensington Palace, ascending the throne at the very young age of eighteen.
Brides can thank the queen for the tradition of wearing white on their wedding day. I believe Victoria wanted to be sure she could easily be spotted by her new groom throughout her special day.
Their union was an extremely loving one, but unfortunately, Prince Albert died quite young from typhoid fever. It is widely thought he suffered for years before from some kind of cancer.
The Queen never recovered from the loss stating, "he was my life." She wore black and mourned Albert for the rest of her life.
Have you been to Victoria?
Queen Victoria will be remembered throughout history for her long reign of Great Britain and Ireland.