On This Day…

On this day 160 years ago in 1858, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter Princess Vicky married the Crown Prince of Prussia, Frederick. Their wedding took place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Place in London, with the extended families on both sides in attendance. This marriage had been skillfully arranged by Albert... Continue Reading →

Prince Albert, Prince Consort

Prince Albert Full Name: Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Born: 26th August 1819 Son of Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Louise of Saxe-Gotha Attenburg Married: His cousin, Queen Victoria, 10th February 1840 My monthly series on the spouse of the monarch. Albert is a significant first post owing to his title. When... Continue Reading →

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Full Name: Alexandrina Victoria Born: 24th May 1819, Kensington Palace Daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Victoria Saxe-Coburg Reigned: 1837 - 1901 Until Sept 2015, she had been the longest reigning English Monarch. Having been on the throne for 63 years she had not only seen the vast changes of the Industrial... Continue Reading →

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