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  2. DEATH OF THE QUEEN

    The death of the Queen is officially announced. Jan. 23, 1.35 a.m. The Queen's rooms were in the north-west ...

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  3. GRIEF IN LONDON.

    The people were in the greatest fear in London on Tuesday, and their grief grew more poignant and more intense as each bulletin was published. ...

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  4. MEETING OF PARLIAMENT.

    On account of the death of her Majesty Parliament meets automatically forthwith. Later. Parliament meets at 4 o'clock this ...

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  5. THE PRINCESS AND THE NAVY.

    As became the heiress presumptive to the Throne of the greatest of sea Powers, the Princess was early made familiar with the Royal Navy. The Torquay people presented an address to the Duchess on a visit ...

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  6. THE QUEEN IS PRESENTED TO HER PEOPLE.

    Miss Martineau describes the official presentation of the sovereign to her people:—"In the course of the evening," she says in her "Autobiography," "A friend came to invite my old ladies to go with him to ...

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  7. CHILDHOOD.

    The Queen has placed it on record that her childhood was an unhappy one, and so it may well have appeared to her in comparison with the bright companionship in which her own children ...

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  8. MARRIAGE.

    The wedding took place on February 10, 1840, nearly 61 years ago now. It was an ideal union, the young couple enjoying life with such zest and sharing its responsibilities so conscientiously. Their ...

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  9. PLACES OF AMUSEMENT CLOSED.

    Last night all the theatres and all places of amusement were closed. Drury Lane Theatre was packed with children. On the manager announcing the death ...

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  10. THE KING.

    The Marquis of Salisbury, the Prime Minister, is in London, and is summoning the Privy Council to swear in the King to-day. ...

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  11. A NARROW ESCAPE.

    On her homeward voyage from one of her numerous visits of inspection to various points of interest along the coast, the Princess had one of her many narrow escapes from death. The yacht Emerald, in which she ...

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  12. A PROPHETIC SERMON.

    Sydney Smith preached a remarkable sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral on the subject of the Queen's accession, and some of the passages, which have a prophetic flavour about them, are worthy of ...

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  13. BIRTH OF THE PRINCESS.

    As the time drew near when the Duke might expect an heir, he was particularly anxious that the birth should take place in England, and the Duchess readily fell in with his views. An initial difficulty ...

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  14. CONDOLENCE FROM LONDON.

    The Lord Mayor, Alderman Frank Green, addressing the King, has tendered the condolences of the city of London, and its deep feeling of sorrow on the death of the Queen ...

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  15. SORROW IN THE PROVINCES.

    The curfew bell at Windsor tolled a knell in memory of the Queen. The bells of the churches in the provinces, at Balmoral, and along the whole Dee-side ...

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  16. COURT GAIETIES.

    On her return to Kensington Palace, the Princess, who had now attained her 15th year, was allowed to take more part in the public festivities of her uncle's court. Thus she was warmly received when she ...

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  17. TITLE OF THE KING.

    It is understood that the title of the King will be Edward VII. ...

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  18. THE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTED BY MR. A. J. BALFOUR.

    Mr. A. J. Balfour, First Lord of the Treasury, representing the Government, left London early yesterday afternoon for Osborne. ...

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  19. OPINION OF THE "TIMES."

    The "Times" says that the King is endowed with the most amiable and attractive qualities of his mother, with a kind heart and a quick appreciation of genuine worth. ...

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  20. NEWS BROKEN TO THE EMPRESS FREDERICK.

    The news of the death of her mother has been broken to the Empress-Dowager Frederick. She is bearing up bravely, though the effect is still greatly feared. ...

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  21. APPROACHING HER DESTINY.

    Whilst the Princess was thus being reared with no conception of her high destiny, events were rapidly happening which brought her nearer to the throne. About the time of which Charles Knight wrote, her ...

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  22. THE CHRISTENING OF THE PRINCESS.

    The naming of the baby, who was at this time the heiress presumptive to the throne in the second generation—George III. being in the last year of his reign, whilst the Prince Regent and the Dukes of ...

    Article : 309 words
  23. THE CLOSING SCENE.

    The Queen was rather restless throughout Monday night. The only persons admitted to her room were the doctor, her dresser, two maids, and ...

    Article : 348 words
  24. DOMESTIC LIFE.

    The years that followed were ideally happy. The Queen and her husband were devotedly attached to each other, and she has left it on record that she loved the quiet of the country with him infinitely ...

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  25. THE ROYAL FAMILY.

    The Duchess of York and the children of the Duke and the Duchness of Connaught left London for Osborne early yesterday afternoon. ...

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  26. HISTORY OF A GREAT SOVEREIGN.

    This morning we are called upon to make the melancholy announcement of the death of Queen Victoria. Since the British flag was first raised on Australian soil no message has ever reached these ...

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  27. HER ACCESSION.

    Thus the years went on, and the young Princess approached the age at which she could appreciate more fully the difficulties as well as the grandeur of her position. She was duly confirmed according to ...

    Article : 375 words
  28. WORLD-WIDE TRIBUTES.

    The innumerable tributes of the worth of Queen Victoria from the United Kingdom, from the British Empire, and from the whole world have greatly touched the Royal ...

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  29. THE CORONATION.

    It was not until June 28, 1838, that the Queen was crowned in Westminster Abbey, and though over 60 years have passed since then, the picture of the great ceremonial is familar to us all by reason of the many ...

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  30. TENSION IN THE COUNTRY.

    Great tension existed throughout the country on Tuesday. When the bulletin was posted in the morning at the Mansion House stating that her ...

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  31. DEATH OF THE DUKE.

    Before the Princess was a year old important changes had taken place in the family. The Duke and Duchess of Kent, with their daughter, went to live at Woolbrook Cottage, near Sidmouth, ...

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  32. A DOMESTIC PICTURE.

    Mondelssohn has left a charming account of the domestic life of the Queen. He went to see Prince Albert at Buckingham Palace, and, he goes on, "As we were talking the Queen came in. ...

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  33. THE KING OF GREECE.

    The King of Greece has left Athens for Osborne. ...

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  34. SPECIAL PRAYERS IN DUTCH CHURCHES.

    Special prayers for the Queen have been offered in the Dutch Reformed Churches at Cape Colony. ...

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  35. HEIRESS-PRESUMPTIVE.

    When George IV. died in 1830, and was succeeded by his brother, the Duke of Clarence, the Duchess of Kent wrote to the Duke of Wellington, then Prime Minister, urging an immediate ...

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  36. SYMPATHY OF FRANCE.

    The Prince of Wales has warmly acknowledged the telegram of deep sympathy sent by President Loubet on behalf of the French nation. ...

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  37. PARENTAGE.

    In 1817, towards the close of George III.'s long reign, the only direct heir to the throne of the second generation died. Doubts as to the succession might well have appeared vain in the earlier part of the reign ...

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  38. THE QUEEN.

    This was about 5 o'clock in the morning, and six hours later the Queen met her Privy Council for the first time. But, before that, she had written to her aunt by marriage, the newly widowed Queen of ...

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  39. LATEST BULLETINS.

    The latest bulletin of the health of the Queen states that there has been no change for the worse since this morning. Her Majesty has recognised the members ...

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  40. ATTEMPTS AT ASSASSINATION.

    In the opening year of the Queen's marriage began a series of attempts at assassination. They reveal not the dark and deadly working of personal or political hates, but rather the morbid oraviug of ...

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  41. THE POSITION OF THE DUCHESS.

    The Duchess of Kent, widowed for the second time, was now in an unenviable position. Some years later she described it in the following language:— "A few months after the birth of my child, my ...

    Article : 331 words
  42. GRIEF IN CANADA.

    The bells in Canada were tolling at 1.45 p.m. (Canadian time) yesterday for the death of her Majesty. The newspapers poured forth editions. ...

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  43. HER FIRST OFFICIAL ACT.

    The meeting of the Privy Council was a difficult ordeal for the young Queen, and one which she passed to the admiration of all. "Never," writes Greville, who was not prone to flattery of sover[?] igns ...

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  44. AT COURT.

    When in her tenth year the Princess began her life-long acquaintance with the social doings of Courts, but then it was mainly so that the child Queen of Portugal—Donna Maria de Gloria—might ...

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  45. BETROTHAL OF THE QUEEN.

    For two years and eight months Victoria reigned a virgin Queen, though amongst the aspirants to her hand were the Due de Nemours and Prince Henry of Orange. But in reality the fitting mate had been ...

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  46. SYMPATHY IN THE UNITED STATES.

    Americans are deeply affected by the illness of her Majesty. Bulletins are awaited with an anxiety equal to that in Great Britain. Jan. 23. ...

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  47. THOUGHTFULNESS OF THE QUEEN.

    The Queen always hoped that she would not die in her sleep, lest at her passing away she should not be surrounded by her loved ones. ...

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  48. AT THE MANSION HOUSE.

    A huge, earnest, and breathless crowd gathered at the Mansion House last night. A window was opened, and all heads were instantly bared. ...

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  49. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF KENT.

    The important connection of the little German duchy of Saxe-Coburg with the British Royal family —which was begun when Princess Charlotte married Prince Leopold, only to be interrupted by her death in ...

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  50. ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV.

    Another event in 1820 was the death of George III., which happened on the very day, January 29, when the Duchess of Kent took up her quarters in Kensington Palace. The new King was not favourably ...

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  51. VISITS TO THE COUNTRY.

    Claremont, the residence of her uncle Leopold until his election to the Belgian Throne in 1831, was frequently visited by the Princess. She was taken, too, by the Duchess of Kent on a tour through some ...

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