Prince Albert
Albert, Prince Consort
Prince consort of the United Kingdom
Reign 10 February 1840 – 14 December 1861
Born 26 August 1819(1819-08-26)
Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German Confederation
Died 14 December 1861 (aged 42)
Windsor Castle, Berkshire
Burial 23 December 1861; 18 December 1862
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle; Frogmore, Windsor
Spouse Queen Victoria (m. 1840)
Victoria, German Empress
Edward VII
Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Helena, Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg
Full name
Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel
Royal House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

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.

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