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Keyl reported in a letter that he had learned from Sir Edwin Landseer that 'The Queen was quite delighted with my Lambs brought them herself with her own hands into his bedroom – thought it quite Preraphaelite'.
Signed and dated: F.W. Keyl / 1868.

Explore Easter imagery in the Royal Collection

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Hat 1800 - 1900

Feathers, silk | 10.0 x 33.0 x 33.0 cm (diameter) | RCIN 84552

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Easter Sunday brings the promise of renewal and hope. For many this involves buying new clothes for the day’s celebrations. This bonnet may not have been worn on Easter Sunday, but it was very treasured by Queen Victoria. Curators think that it was a gift given to Victoria on her seventeenth birthday. Its flower and bird designs are made of feathers.