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The final journals of Queen Victoria – part 2, 31st December 1900

Updated: Jan 11

Queen Victoria 1900 © Royal Collection Trust / HM King Charles III

Monday 31st December 1900-

'A terribly stormy night. — The same unfortunate alternations of sleep & restlessness, so that I again did not get up when I wished to, which spoilt my morning & day. — Got out a little after 1 with Beatrice. — When I came in I had to sign for a new Trustee to my private money, who is Louis Battenberg. Ld E. Clinton & Sir F. Edwards were witnesses. — The afternoon was wet, & I took a short drive in a closed carriage with Harriet P. — Rested, when I came in. — At a little after 9, after having my supper of Benger's food, Harriet P. read to me, & I fell quite asleep, so that Thora did not write the Journal, as it had got too late. Beatrice & Arthur only came up just to say good night. — The news from S. Africa was not very good. A post of our troops had been rushed by the enemy & a gun was taken. We have however reoccupied the post-'

© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2012 © Bodleian Libraries © ProQuest

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