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Born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs, at the age of twenty Albert married his cousin, Victoria; they had nine children. Initially he felt constrained by his role of prince consort , which did not afford him power or responsibilities. He gradually developed a reputation for supporting public causes, such as educational reform and the abolition of slavery worldwide, and was entrusted with running the Queen's household , office and estates. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of , which was a resounding success. Victoria came to depend more and more on Albert's support and guidance. He aided the development of Britain's constitutional monarchy by persuading his wife to be less partisan in her dealings with Parliament —although he actively disagreed with the interventionist foreign policy pursued during Lord Palmerston 's tenure as Foreign Secretary. Albert died following a long illness at the relatively young age of Victoria was so devastated at the loss of her husband that she entered into a deep state of mourning and wore black for the rest of her life.
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Queen Victoria is one of the most popular monarchs in history, but how much do you know about her beloved husband and consort, Prince Albert? Was Albert really Victoria's first cousin? And what were the circumstances surrounding his premature death in ? By Rachel Dinning.
One of history's most iconic monarchs, Queen Victoria ruled for more than 60 years. She was empress of the world's largest ever empire, and her name denotes an entire era of British history. Here, we bring you eight surprising facts about her…. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was never expected to be queen. Yet upon the death of her uncle, King William IV, she succeeded him at the age of She is remembered for her reign that spanned more than six decades, overseeing the expansion of the British empire for almost 64 years. Here are eight facts you need to know about the diminutive monarch — from her famed love and mourning for her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg, to the many attempts on her life….