The postcard picture above shows Osborne House, near Cowes on the Isle of Wight.    This was initially built for the growing family of Queen Victoria and her consort          Prince Albert, as a holiday home and rural retreat.  After Prince Albert’s early death, it became the home where the Queen hid from sight, and this talk spans the whole period from purchase, re-development, and Royal occupation,                                        up to and after the death of Queen Victoria at this House. Updated 14 Apr 2018
                            TALK:    A Royal Love Affair with the Isle of Wight