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    Queen Victoria Writes to the King of the Two Sicilies Less Than A Week after Becoming Queen HRH Queen Alexandrina Victoria (1819-1901). Rare letter of the State, with a closing in her hand, 2 pages on a four page folder, Kensington Palace, June 27, 1837; addressed on the outside leaf to " My Good Brother, The King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies,"

    The young Queen Victoria, having risen to the throne on the death of her uncle William IV less than a week before, just twenty-seven days after her eighteenth birthday, writes to the King of the Two Sicilies asking his permission to keep the British Minister in his post there. Reads in part: " Sir, My Brother, Your Majesty will have learnt by my letter on the 23rd Instant, the afflicting intelligence of the deceased of His late Majesty, My most Honored and Beloved Uncle of Blessed memory, together with my Accession to the Throne of this Kingdom. In memory, together with my Accession to the Throne of this Kingdom. In consequence of these events, it becomes one of my first duties to confirm and renew the credentials granted by His late majesty to the Honourable William Temple, as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to your Majesty. Feeling confident that the conduct of Mr. Temple hitherto will have merited Your majesty's perfect approbation, by his endeavors on all occasions to strengthen and improve Crowns, I request that Your Majesty will continue to give entire Credence to all that Mr. Temple shall communicate to you in My Name..."

    Queen Victoria did not take her role as Queen of England lightly. Upon becoming Queen, she immediately banished form Court Sir John Conroy, and ambitious Irish officer and her widowed mother's boyfriend, who had tried to exert power over her as a child. Extremely rare correspondence between two monarchs. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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