Photograph of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) with Victoria, Princess Royal, Empress Frederick, both wearing black in mourning holding a photograph of Emperor Frederick III who died in June 1888, photo was taken june 1889 | The Royal Collection
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the Prince Consort, 1860 | Royal Collection Trust
Queen Victoria ruled from 1837 until her death in 1901, marking the beginning and end of the Victorian era. She took the throne at age 18 and is the longest reigning monarch to date. Her marriage to Prince Albert, with whom she was deeply in love, brought 9 children.