Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, had died of typhoid fever nine days before. He was interred temporarily in the House of Brunswick vault in St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The ceremony was relatively limited and private; the Prince of Wales was the chief mourner. The devastated Queen Victoria did not attend, having begun her years of personal mourning and seclusion. Albert was reburied in the new Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, near Windsor, in 1871. (By John Osborne)
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 261-265.