Albert, Prince Consort

Prince Consort of the United Kingdom Albert, Prince Consort

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland. 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 20 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children.
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I.H.T. SPECIAL REPORT: A CUT ABOVE: YACHTING; For Superyachts, the Bigger the Better
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PARIS — Owned by the Russian billionaire Roman A. Abramovich, the aptly named Eclipse, the world’s largest superyacht, was moored off the coast of Antibes for days this summer, too big to maneuver into Port Vauban’s famed Quai des Milliardaires, the nautical equivalent of Billionaire’s Row. Impressive as it may be,
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Exhibition of Victoria & Albert Museum Hats
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STEPHEN JONES is as close to a rock star as a milliner can be. In addition to designing his own marvelous hats, he has provided headgear to a bunch of designers: Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo, L’Wren Scott. When asked to organize a hat exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, from its archives, even Mr. Jones was a little awed.
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EXCERPT; Excerpt - Just One Catch - By Tracy Daugherty
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1. Domestic Engagements SAN ANGELO, TEXAS, in April 1945 was home to over five million sheep, and considered itself the inland wool capital of the United States. It was among the nation’s largest mohair producers, served by the Santa Fe Railroad, which hauled the city’s wool products across the country and brought in over one million
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Still no prelim date - Regina Leader-Post
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Anna Marie Rose Wilkes, 29, appeared at Regina Provincial Court Wednesday by closed-circuit television from Prince Albert, where she's been remanded at Pine Grove Correctional Centre since her arrest in May. Barring a successful appeal of a judge's
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Prince Albert police chief becomes president of CACP - News Talk 980 CJME
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Prince Albert Chief of Police Dale McFee has been elected as the new president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). McFee was unanimously supported by the membership of the CACP during its annual general meeting in Windsor,
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Raiders new imports arrive in Prince Albert - Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Raiders' Latvian prospect Kristaps Bazevics defends the zone during his first skate since arriving in Prince Albert. Herald photo by Gary Pearson --PRINCE ALBERT-- The Prince Albert Raiders welcomed their two first-round picks from the 2011 Central
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Feds, province, funding new affordable housing project in Prince Albert - Global Saskatoon
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The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are a funding new affordable senior housing project in Prince Albert. The Canadian and Saskatchewan governments jointly announced on Tuesday they will help fund a new affordable senior housing project in
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Prince Albert sport photos in review - Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Herald photo by Gary Pearson A glimpse of sporting action in and around Prince Albert over the last six weeks. This form is NOT used for emailing the article to a friend. The Prince Albert Daily Herald is not responsible for posted comments
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Prince Albert people prepare to go to new African nation - 650 CKOM News Talk Radio
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People in Prince Albert are celebrating with residents of Southern Sudan as they celebrate their new independence on Friday. There are two Saskatchewan organizations involved in a project in the newly-formed African nation — CHAKAM, from Prince Albert
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2 Sex Offenders Still Unaccounted For - Saskatoonhomepage.ca
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RCMP believe 38 year old Ashley Martin Ballantyne to be in Prince Albert or the Red Earth Area. And 46 year old Cecil Lavern Sheepskin could be in Regina or North Battleford. The public is asked to contact the RCMP with any information the whereabouts
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Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive in South Africa - CBS News
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Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco pose prior to the opening ceremony of the 123rd IOC session on July 5, 2011, in Durban, South Africa. (CBS) Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived in the princess' home country of South ... - -
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  • 1861
    Albert died at 10:50 p.m. on 14 December 1861 in the Blue Room at Windsor Castle, in the presence of the Queen and five of their nine children.
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    The last public event he presided over was the opening of the Royal Horticultural Gardens on 5 June 1861.
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  • 1860
    During a trip to Coburg in the autumn of 1860 he was driving alone in a carriage drawn by four horses that suddenly bolted.
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  • 1859
    Albert was seriously ill with stomach cramps in August 1859.
    Recognised as a supporter of education and technological progress, he was invited to speak at scientific meetings, such as the memorable address he delivered as president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science when it met at Aberdeen in 1859.
  • 1858
    He felt keenly the departure of his eldest daughter for Prussia when she married her fiancé at the beginning of 1858, and was disappointed that his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, did not respond well to the intense educational programme that Albert had designed for him.
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  • 1857
    Albert involved himself in promoting many public educational institutions. Chiefly at meetings in connection with these he spoke of the need for better schooling. A collection of his speeches was published in 1857.
  • 1853
    Palmerston was manoeuvred out of the cabinet in December 1853, but at about the same time a Russian fleet attacked the Ottoman fleet at anchor at Sinop.
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  • 1852
    In 1852, a timely legacy from eccentric miser John Camden Neild made it possible for Albert to obtain the freehold of Balmoral, and as usual he embarked on an extensive program of improvements.
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  • 1851
    Albert served as president of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and had to fight for every stage of the project.
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    The Great Exhibition of 1851 arose from the annual exhibitions of the Society of Arts, of which Albert was President from 1843, and owed most of its success to his efforts to promote it.
    He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was a resounding success.
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  • 1848
    In May the following year, Albert leased Balmoral, which he had never visited, and in September 1848 he, his wife and the older children went there for the first time. They came to relish the privacy it afforded. Revolutions spread throughout Europe in 1848 as the result of a widespread economic crisis.
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  • 1847
    In 1847, Albert was elected Chancellor of the University of Cambridge after a close contest with the Earl of Powis, who was killed accidentally by his own son during a pheasant shoot the following year.
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  • 1846
    Unlike many landowners who approved of child labour and opposed Peel's repeal of the Corn Laws, Albert supported moves to raise working ages and free up trade. In 1846, Albert was rebuked by Lord George Bentinck when he attended the debate on the Corn Laws in the House of Commons to give tacit support to Peel.
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  • 1844
    By 1844, Albert had managed to modernise the royal finances and, through various economies, had sufficient capital to purchase Osborne House on the Isle of Wight as a private residence for their growing family.
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    In early 1844, Victoria and Albert were apart for the first time since their marriage when he returned to Coburg on the death of his father.
  • 1842
    Albert and Victoria were shot at again on both 29 and 30 May 1842, but were unhurt.
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  • 1841
    After the 1841 general election, Melbourne was replaced as Prime Minister by Sir Robert Peel, who appointed Albert as chairman of the Royal Commission in charge of redecorating the new Palace of Westminster.
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    In early 1841, he successfully removed the nursery from Lehzen's pervasive control, and in September 1842, Lehzen left Britain permanently—much to Albert's relief.
  • 1840
    Upon his marriage to Queen Victoria in 1840, Prince Albert was granted his own personal coat of arms, which was the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom differenced with a three-point label bearing a red cross in the centre, quartered with the arms of Saxony.
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    Albert was gaining public support as well as political influence, which showed itself practically when, in August, Parliament passed the Regency Act 1840 to designate him regent in the event of Victoria's death before their child reached the age of majority.
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    In June 1840, while on a public carriage ride, Albert and the pregnant Victoria were shot at by Edward Oxford, who was later judged insane.
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  • 1839
    Albert and Victoria felt mutual affection and the Queen proposed to him on 15 October 1839. Victoria's intention to marry was declared formally to the Privy Council on 23 November, and the couple married on 10 February 1840 at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.
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    Albert returned to the United Kingdom with Ernest in October 1839 to visit the Queen, with the object of settling the marriage.
  • 1836
    Leopold arranged for his sister, Victoria's mother, to invite the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his two sons to visit her in May 1836, with the purpose of meeting Victoria.
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    By 1836 the idea of marriage between Albert and his cousin, Victoria, had arisen in the mind of their ambitious uncle Leopold, who had been King of the Belgians since 1831.
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  • 1825
    In 1825, Albert's great-uncle, Frederick IV, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, died.
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  • 1824
    Albert and his elder brother, Ernest, spent their youth in a close companionship marred by their parents' turbulent marriage and eventual separation and divorce. After their mother was exiled from court in 1824, she married her lover, Alexander von Hanstein, Count of Polzig and Beiersdorf.
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  • 1819
    Albert was baptised into the Lutheran Evangelical Church on 19 September 1819 in the Marble Hall at Schloss Rosenau with water taken from the local river, the Itz.
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