She was not apolitical. (8/20)

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Despite the fact that her reign marked the solidification of the “symbolic ruler” and the constitutional monarchy in Britain, Victoria was not afraid to make her political opinions known and, indeed, did so on many occasions throughout her reign, drawing the ire of some. This draws a stark contrast to the picture of the impartial monarch which is so central to our idea of the royals today, and speaks volumes as to the strength of the old Queen’s character.

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Victoria’s reign lasted 63 years and 7 months. (7/20)

She secluded herself from the public for several years. (9/20)