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A new insight into the love story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

‘An angel whose brightness shall illume my life”. The passionate words of a young prince in love, written to the queen he had just been asked to marry, are among the many items shared on a new website celebrating the life and achievements of one of the most famous royals of all. On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert, the Royal Collection Trust is launching a new…
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Royal Presents at Osborne: New Exhibition to focus on Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

English Heritage celebrates the bicentenary of the births of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with a new exhibition, Royal Presents at Osborne, focusing on the unique stories behind seven gifts exchanged by the royal couple. Osborne itself was, of course, the Queen and Prince Consort’s supreme present as a private retreat, for themselves and the royal children. Its situation was ideal…
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Queen Victoria and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Queen Victoria’s love of Scotland and the Scottish Highlands is of course, legendary – immortalised in a wealth of artworks, souvenir albums, including the Queen’s own watercolours and not least of course, the Queen’s Highland journals. She praised Scotland with both her paintbrush and her pen. Queen Victoria was entirely devoted to the romance of the country, as seen through…
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The death of Prince Albert - Part One

In a two-part series, our Historian, Elizabeth Jane Timms, looks back at the death of Prince Albert: Prince Albert, the beloved husband and Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, died on 14 December 1861, at Windsor Castle. So enormous were the consequences of this death, both for the British monarch publicly and Queen Victoria privately, that we can sometimes overlook the death itself, although any…
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