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Images featuring Prince Albert, Consort of Queen Victoria

Prince Albert (full name Prince Franz August Karl Albert Emanuel) was  the younger son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (later Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) and Duchess Louise of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg. His uncle, Prince Leopold, who became King of the Belgians in 1831, hoped that the Prince would marry his cousin, Princess Victoria, heir presumptive to the British throne, and he arranged the cousins' first meeting, on 18 May 1836 in England.  After Princess Victoria became Queen in 1837, the cousins met again in October 1839 and their engagement was announced on 23 November that year. The marriage took place on 10 February 1840 in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.  In 1840 Prince Albert was made a Knight of the Garter and created a Privy Counsellor, and in 1857 he was officially given the formal title of Prince Consort.

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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London

The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, London, which was erected by Queen Victoria in memory of her much-mourned husband and Prince Consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who died of typhoid in 1861. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in Gothic Revival style and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1872. From a??Albert The Good; Scenes in the Life of The Prince Consorta?? by Miss E.C. Kenyon. Published by W. Nicholson & Sons, London, 1887, as a a souvenir of Queen Victoriaa??s Golden Jubilee

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View of the sculpture of Prince Albert at the Prince Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London

Officially titled the Prince Consort National Memorial, it celebrates Victorian achievement and Prince Albert's passions and interests. It's located in Kensington Gardens and is one of London's most ornate monuments, designed by George Gilbert Scott. Unveiled in 1872, the Memorial commemorates the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42