Thursday, 22 January 2015
The Anniversary of the Passing of the Great White Queen
On this day in 1901, her beloved Imperial Majesty, Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, Empress of India and Defender of the Faith passed away. Rest In Peace Victoria et Imperatrix.
Her legacy lives in the former colony of Australia, which became a federated and sovereign country separate from Great Britain on 1 Jan 1901 mere weeks before her death. At that time the citizenship oath was written as loyalty to 'Queen Victoria, her rightful heirs and successors'. The wording of that remains unchanged to this day.