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Prince Albert, husband and consort of Queen Victoria dies at Windsor Castle, aged forty-two

Prince Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria, detail
12/14/1861
Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, died at the age of forty-two after a sudden attack of typhoid fever at ten minutes to eleven p.m. in the Blue Room at Windsor Castle.  Albert, the father of Victoria's nine children, had shown ill-health for much of the year.  The death of the popular, innovative and reform-minded consort sent Queen Victoria into a mourning that lasted years.  He was buried temporarily in St. George's Chapel and then in 1871 at the family mausoleum at Frogmore near Windsor Castle.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 245-250. 

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