Why Queen Victoria Was an Early Adopter of Photography

In the 1840s, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert set up elaborate white winter interiors and decorated trees to celebrate Christmas at Windsor Castle. But the photographs they released to the public told a more modest story. (2:22)

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