September 6th Royal Visit to Cornwall

On this day in 1846, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert came ashore at St. Michael’s Mount at the start of a Royal tour of Cornwall. 

Having departed from the Isle of Wight four days earlier, the Royal Yacht had anchored off the coast of Jersey and proceeded to Falmouth on September 5th.  

On this day in 1846, the Royal couple boarded their barge, The Fairy, and proceeded to St. Michael’s Mount as depicted in John Grenfell Moyle’s painting below.

On the same trip, Prince Albert visited the famous Kynance Cove on the Lizard peninsula and was so taken by the beautiful serpentine rock that he commissioned two, six feet tall, serpentine candlesticks which are still in Osborne House.




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