Prince Albert - London, UK
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N 51° 30.022 W 000° 10.636
30U E 695914 N 5709247
Quick Description: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (later The Prince Consort; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/27/2013 3:41:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMHNHF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
Prince Albert 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. At first, Albert felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him. Over time he adopted many public causes, such as educational reform and a 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. 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 early age of 42, 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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About statue
The Albert Memorial is the structure located directly in front of the famous concert hall, the Royal Albert Hall. The main features of the Albert Memorial include the central statue of Prince Albert, surrounded by the elaborate sculptural the Frieze of Parnassus. At the corners of the memorial structure are the four groups of Victorian industrial arts and sciences which are agriculture, commerce, engineering, and manufacturing. These were also built along with the ethnographic figures and large animals that represent Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe.
Monarch Ranking: Prince / Princess

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: His Royal Highness The Prince Consort

Country or Empire of Influence: United Kingdom and the British Dominions

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