Albert, Prince Consort
Grief almost cost Victoria her mind - and her crown: MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION: VICTORIA, ALBERT AND THE DEATH THAT CHANGED THE MONARCHY BY HELEN RAPPAPORT
Prince Albert (1819-1861) profile in black by Artist Unknown. Why did he die? Helen Rappaport disputes typhoid fever. Her evidence suggests Crohn’s disease. It supports Victoria’s belief that Albert had been killed by worry about their 1st sons reckless lifestyle. Crohn’s fit Albert’s stomach troubles, his exhaustion & leads to bowel cancer. 2nd son of Ernest I (1784-1844) Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha & wife Louise (1800-1831) of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg & husband of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) UK.
Stickpin Portrait of Prince Albert, 1865. The pin was presented to one Nestor Tirard by Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1865. On the pins reverse this gift has been inscribed: Nestor Tirard/fromVR. Coburg Aug 26./1865. The piece still retains its original blue velvet presentation case. After Prince Alberts death, the Queen often made commemorative gifts in her beloved husbands honor.
Portrait of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Created HRH Prince Albert, Prince Consort, 6 February 1840. Within two months of the marriage, Victoria was pregnant. Albert started to take on public roles; he became President of the Society for the Extinction of Slavery (slavery had already been abolished throughout the British Empire, but was still lawful in places such as the United States and the colonies of France); and helped Victoria privately with her government paperwork.
Prince Albert, Prince Consort in Military Dress. The Queen opened the exhibition in a specially designed and built glass building known as the Crystal Palace on 1 May 1851. It proved a colossal success. A surplus of £180,000 was used to purchase land in South Kensington on which to establish educational and cultural institutions—including what would later be named the Victoria and Albert Museum. The area was referred to as "Albertopolis" by sceptics.
Prince Albert, Prince Consort. Oval porcelain plaque painted with a portrait of Prince Albert, after the picture by Winterhalter painted in 1846. The Prince is depicted wearing a dark brown coat or robe, with a white waistcoat, a white cravat, a greenish blue ribbon across his breast on which he wears the star of an order and a bright red necktie.