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Queen Victoria's little-known visit to Spain

26 days ago   |   By Royal Central

Whilst on one of her late holidays in the south of France, Queen Victoria made her only visit to Spain. It was a visit that aroused the Queen's socio-historic curiosity in national culture and peoples, something she often gave expression to in watercolour sketches as vivid pen portraits to record what she saw, alongside her accounts in her Journal. The Spanish visit was also historically significant because it made Queen Victoria the first reigning English monarch to be received in the country, a pleasing fact which the Queen would have been quick to recognise.
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