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Christmas in the Royal Collection

Christmas presents

Many items in the Royal Collection today entered as gifts at Christmas time.  A selection of these is presented below, with gifts between Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family shown.

Sir Edwin Landseer (1803-73)


William Essex (1784-1869)

Brooch of Victoria, Princess Royal

Johann Victor Aarne (1863-1934)


Charles Dickens (1812-70)

A Christmas Carol