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The Prince of Wales celebrates his eighteenth birthday

Prince of Wales, Harper's Weekly, 1860
11/09/1859
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, celebrated his eighteenth birthday and became eligible to rule without restrictions should he ascend to the throne.  He was to wait, famously, for a half century for that honor as his mother, Queen Victoria, did not die until 1901. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Michael McDonagh, The English king: a study of the monarchy and the royal family, historical, constitutional and social (London: E. Benn, Ltd., 1929), 93.

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