Victoria continued in her duties up to her death.
She died on January 22, 1901, at age Her son and successor King Edward VII and her eldest grandson Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany were one and the other at her bedside. Needless to say, at the time of Queen Victoria’s reign, British Parliamentary politics went thru a huge transition. In keeping with rule, she spent Christmas 1900 at Osborne apartments on Wight Isle, where her general health rather fast declined to the point that she was unable to return to London. For instance, while forming Liberal and Conservative parties, and started a succession of opposing administrations, Tory Party split. Though she detested Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone, she looked with success for methods to work with him, even throughout her mourning period. Victoria played a crucial role as mediator betwixt arriving and departing prime ministers.