Royal History: Queen Victoria's will

Feb. 6, 1901  - The New York Times reveals that Queen Victoria leaves L140,000 each to Prince Arthur, Princess Christian, Princess Louise and Princess Beatrice. The dowager Duchess of Albany and a number of her grand children is also provided with "liberal legacies."

Meanwhile, her eldest son and successor King Edward VII inherits the lion's share of her fortune. That includes Balmoral, her country home in Scotland, and Osborne, the stately residence in the Isle of Wight. Princess Beatrice inherits two small houses on the Osborne ground.

Queen Victoria's private quarters in Osborne and even in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle remains unaltered. In fact, even her living rooms have not been occupied and are expected to remain so for quite a some time.


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