Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (until 1826), Duke of Saxony (until 1857), Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1826-1840), and Prince Consort (from 1857)

Died aged c. 42

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; later the Prince Consort; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria. He was 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 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. Initially he felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him, but he soon began to lend his support to many public causes, such as educational reform and the worldwide abolition of slavery, and took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was a resounding success. As the Queen depended more and more on his help and guidance, Albert aided in the development of Britain's constitutional monarchy by persuading his wife to show less partisanship in her dealings with Parliament—although he actively disagreed with the interventionist foreign policy pursued during Lord Palmerston's tenure as Foreign Secretary. He died at the relatively young age of forty-two, plunging the Queen into a deep mourning that lasted for the rest of her life. Upon Queen Victoria's death in 1901, their eldest son, Edward VII, succeeded as the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, named after the ducal house to which Albert belonged.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Albert Dock Built 1841-1846 Opened by HRH The Prince Consort 30th July 1846 Restored 1983-1988 Re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales 24th May 1988

Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they opened (1846)

Victoria R and Albert visited this mount Sep. 6 1846. Whom God Preserve

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, United Kingdom where they visited (1846)

Sandgate Castle. Commissioned for Henry VIII. Built 1539. Queen Elizabeth I rested here 28 August 1575. Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort visited 9 August 1855.

Castle Road, Sandgate, United Kingdom where they was