Proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India - at the Imperial Durbar at Delhi, 1 January 1877. From illustration from joural of the time. QV: Monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901.