A much more controversial statue to Queen Victoria sculpted by Irishman John Hughes was erected on the Kildare Street front of Leinster House in Dublin, the then headquarters of the Royal Dublin Society.
The period during which Russell was prime minister also proved personally distressing to Queen Victoria.
Three attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria occurred in 1842.
Queen Victoria experienced unpopularity during the first years of her widowhood, but afterwards became extremely well-liked during the 1880s and 1890s.
After decades in storage the statue was given by the Republic of Ireland to Australia and unveiled on December 20, 1987 to stand outside the Queen Victoria Building in the centre of Sydney.
The young Queen Victoria fell in love with Ireland, choosing to holiday in Killarney in County Kerry; in the process, she launched the location as one of the nineteenth century's prime tourist locations.
A statue of Queen Victoria was also unveiled in 1906 in Queens Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Queen Victoria's papers record her dislike of the name.
The gun was not loaded; the youth's aim was most likely to alarm Queen Victoria into accepting the petition.
Queen Victoria remains the most commemorated British monarch in history, with statues to her erected throughout the British Empire.
Queen Elizabeth II is the male-line great-granddaughter of Edward VII, who inherited the crown from his mother, Queen Victoria. His father, Victoria's consort, was Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; hence Queen Elizabeth is a patrilineal descendant of Albert's family, the German princely House of Wettin.