|The young Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, c. 1843|
Victoria had planned her own funeral, a military one, which she thought proper for the head of the British army, and a soldier's daughter. She wore a white dress and the veil she had worn at her wedding. A plaster cast of Prince Albert's hand and one of his dressing gowns was placed by her side. In her right hand, carefully hidden beneath a bunch of flowers, was a picture of John Brown and a lock of his hair.
After lying in state for 2 days, Victoria was interred in Frogmore Mausoleum beside her husband. As she was laid to rest, it began to snow.
Pictured: Painting of the young Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, c. 1843.