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Queen Victoria posed in her wedding dress for pictures years later as photography was not used in 1840. Honiton lace was one of the most desired and valuable laces throughout the 17th, and early 18th century, particularly in France, but the late 18th century saw the introduction of machine-made Honiton lace substitutes, and the industry went into a massive decline. Queen Victoria attempted to revive the lace industry by commissioning an enormous piece of Honiton lace for her wedding dress.

Queen Victoria posed in her wedding dress for pictures years later as photography was not used in 1840. Honiton lace was one of the most desired and valuable laces throughout the 17th, and early 18th century, particularly in France, but the late 18th century saw the introduction of machine-made Honiton lace substitutes, and the industry went into a massive decline. Queen Victoria attempted to revive the lace industry by commissioning an enormous piece of Honiton lace for her wedding dress.

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) as a Girl | Royal Collection Trust looks very like Princess Beatrice of York

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) as a Girl | Royal Collection Trust looks very like Princess Beatrice of York

The famous picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their daughter Victoria on her wedding day, 25 January 1858. The Queen is blurry because she couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of her daughter leaving home.

The famous picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their daughter Victoria on her wedding day, 25 January 1858. The Queen is blurry because she couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of her daughter leaving home.

HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901) with her youngest child Beatrice (1857-1944). By an unknown artist in late 1860s or early 1870s

HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901) with her youngest child Beatrice (1857-1944). By an unknown artist in late 1860s or early 1870s

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