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Memorial works

Following Albert’s premature death, Victoria commissioned the creation of photographs and decorative objects that memorialised her beloved husband


'The same'; The Blue Room, Windsor Castle


Albumen print | 5.8 x 8.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2103987

Photograph of an interior view of the Blue Room, sometimes referred to as 'The Albert Room'. The room contains two single beds, both laid with wreaths and palm fronds. In between the beds is a marble bust of Prince Albert (1819-61; see RCIN 2068)

Prince Albert was nursed in the Blue Room during the final days of his life. He died in the room on the night of 14 December 1861. Following his death, Queen Victoria (1819-1901) maintained the room as a living shrine to Prince Albert's memory. Fresh flowers were consistently displayed in the room, new clothes laid out everyday and hot water added to the washstand.

Princess Helena has captioned the photograph 'The same' in reference to RCIN 2103986.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • The same

  • 5.8 x 8.0 cm (image)

    6.3 x 9.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Given to Princess Helena by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Castle
                  • Upper Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Private Apartments [Windsor Castle]
                      • Duke of Edinburgh Writing Room [Windsor Castle]
                  • Interiors of Windsor Castle
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Busts (sculpture)
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
          • Wreaths
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
            • Palm trees
              • Palm branches
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Mourning