victoria and albert
Queen Victoria first met Prince Albert, her first cousin, a few days before her 17th birthday. She immediately enjoyed his company, and with the encouragement of her uncle Leopold, King of Belgium, proposed to him on Oct. 15, 1839, (as she was the queen, he could not have proposed to her). They were married for 21 years, until his untimely death.
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Beatrice fell in love withPrince Henry of Battenberg, the son ofPrince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine andJulia von Hauke and brother-in-law of her niecePrincess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. After a year of persuasion, Queen Victoria, whose consent was required pursuant to theRoyal Marriages Act, finally agreed to the marriage, which took place atWhippingham on theIsle of Wight on 23 July 1885. | eBay!
Queen Victoria and grandson Edward VIII , (David), who later abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson, not only an American, but also a married woman already once divorced. He was succeeded by his younger brother Albert (Queen Elizabeth's father), who chose the regnal name George VI. With a reign of 326 days, Edward was one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British and Commonwealth history. He was never crowned.
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Queen Victoria's Wedding Brooch. The day before her wedding, Queen Victoria wrote of gift from ‘dearest Albert’ of ‘a splendid brooch, a large sapphire set round with diamonds, which is really quite beautiful’. She wore the brooch on her wedding day and on many subsequent occasions. The brooch was probably supplied by a leading London jeweller such as Kitching & Abud or Mortimer & Hunt, both of whom Prince Albert patronised significantly in the early years of his marriage.