Scrapbook of Queen Victoria’s childhood to be auctioned in Berlin

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Mementoes collected by German governess during 21 years include lockets of hair and fabric from Victoria’s wedding dress

A scrapbook of mementoes of Queen Victoria’s childhood collected by her German governess, including lockets of her hair and fabric from her wedding dress, is to be auctioned in Berlin.

Baroness Louise Lehzen gathered the items during the 21 years she spent at Victoria’s side, first as her governess, later as an adviser and confidante, before being dismissed from the royal court by the queen’s husband, Prince Albert, who believed her influence had become too great.

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