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Early Photographs in the Royal Collection

London : Killick & Abbot

Mrs Victoria Randle with her two children Oct 1901

Cabinet card | 14.3 x 10.1 cm | RCIN 2915313

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In November 1890 Victoria Davies married John Randle (b. 1855), a doctor who had trained at Edinburgh University. Mrs Victoria Randle (formerly Davies) is shown with her two children; a daughter called Beatrice (after Princess Beatrice, who was her godmother) and a son, whose name is unknown. All wear contemporary Victorian dress.

The Globe reported: 

Quite recently the Bishop of Lagos escorted Mrs Randle, an African lady, and her two little children, by Royal command, to Windsor Castle, where Her Majesty received the visitors with the utmost cordiality, and gave presents to the negro children, whom she kissed. The Queen has long taken the warmest interest in this West African family

The Globe, 23 August 1900