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    RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ/1832

    Princess Victoria’s Journal, 2 August 1832

    RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ/1832

    ‘This book, Mamma gave me, that I might write the journal of my journey to Wales in it’.

    Thus the 13-year old Princess (later Queen) Victoria began this first volume of her Journal in 1832, starting a habit that would last until her death in 1901.

    141 volumes of Queen Victoria’s Journals are preserved in the Royal Archives and all can be explored online at

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