QUEEN Victoria’s order from 1837 to 1901 tangible Britain and the universe — but it is her adore for her husband Prince Albert that forms the executive thesis of the acclaimed ITV play Victoria.
But when did she marry the German Prince who was also her first cousin, how many children did they have together and when did she die?
When did Queen Victoria marry Prince Albert?
Queen Victoria met her first cousin Prince Albert when their uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians, suspicion they would make a good pair.
An organised family get-together in May 1836 allowed them to see any other for the first time.
The then 17-year-old Queen had already perceived several matrimony proposals and had been introduced to a march of authorised Princes.
But she instantly fell for the Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, whom she described as, “extremely handsome”.
She wrote: “His hair is about the same colour as mine; his eyes are vast and blue, and he has a pleasing nose and a very honeyed mouth with excellent teeth; but the attract of his aspect is his expression, which is many delightful.”
Victoria thanked her Uncle Leopold and the span were intent 3 years later, once she took to the bench and due to the Prince.
The couple married on 10 Feb 1840 at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace.
How many children did Queen Victoria and Prince Albert have?
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had 9 children, 4 boys and 5 girls, between 1841 and 1857.
Victoria, Princess Royal, was innate in Nov 1840 and would go on to marry the German Emperor Frederick III.
Albert Edward, innate 9 Nov 1841, would turn the future King Edward VII.
Princess Alice was innate on 14 Dec 1843 and would go on to marry Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse.
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was innate 6 Aug 1844. He married Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.
Princess Helena was innate 25 May 1846 and would go on to marry Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.
Princess Louise was born 18 Mar 1848 and would go on to marry John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll.
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn was innate on 1 May 1850 and would go on to marry Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia.
Princess Beatrice was innate 14 Apr 1857 and married Prince Henry of Battenberg.
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, was the youngest child, innate on 7 Apr 1853. He married Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont.
How old was Queen Victoria when she died?
Queen Victoria died on Tuesday 22 Jan 1901, at half past 6 in the evening, at the age of 81.
Prince Albert had died much younger aged 42 on 14 Dec 1861 from typhoid heat – Victoria was reportedly never the same after his death, observant “My life as a happy one is ended. The universe is left for me.”
Her son and inheritor King Edward VII and her eldest grandson Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, were at her deathbed.
What is ITV show Victoria about?
ITV’s hit show Victoria follows the life of Queen Victoria.
It is a British play that was combined by Daisy Goodwin and stars Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.
First demeanour pictures from filming gave a glimpse at the stately couple with their new baby.