|Elizabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain, and Elizabeth d'Autriche, Queen of France: pen and ink sketch by Princess Victoria|
Queen Victoria started keeping a journal when she was 13 years old. She continued to keep her journals, writing, sketching, and observing the world she lived in. These are now available online (yes even the Queen's drawings!)
An announcement was made today at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II launching the site, Queen Victoria's Journals.
So take a step back in time and check out some of the journals!
The Queen remarked however, that her own journals would not be published!