Queen Victoria on Film

The earliest footage of Queen Victoria was taken in 1896, which was arguably the most important year for the development of British cinema.

Scenes at Balmoral was filmed by William Edward Downey of the W & D Downey photographic studio on October 3rd of that year. It shows Queen Victoria riding in her pony carriage (with her Pomeranian dog, Turi) as other members of the royal family walk along side. These include her granddaughter Tsarina Alexandra, Tsar Nicholas II, her son the Duke of Connaught, and others.

The film was screened for Her Majesty at Windsor Castle on November 23rd, 1896.


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