Biography of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861

Paternal Family Tree: Wettin

1837 Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria

1840 Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

1848 Charge of the Light Brigade

1858 Marriage of the future King Frederick III King Prussia and Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha

1861 Death of Prince Albert

1861 Funeral of Prince Albert

1901 Death of Queen Victoria

On 09 Dec 1806 [his grandfather] Francis Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 56) died. His son [his father] Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 22) succeeded I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha.

On 03 Jul 1817 [his father] Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 33) and [his mother] Duchess Louise Dorothea of Saxe Coburg Altenburg (age 16) were married. She by marriage Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha. She the daughter of Duke Augustus of Saxe Coburg Altenburg (age 44) and Louise Charlotte Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He the son of Francis Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha and Augusta Reuss Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 60). They were second cousin once removed.

On 26 Aug 1819 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha was born to Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 35) and Duchess Louise Dorothea of Saxe Coburg Altenburg (age 18).

On 30 Aug 1831 [his mother] Duchess Louise Dorothea of Saxe Coburg Altenburg (age 30) died at Paris [Map].

On 23 Dec 1832 [his father] Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 48) and [his step-mother] Marie Württemberg Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 33) were married. She by marriage Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha. She the daughter of Alexander Württemberg Duke Württemberg (age 61) and Antoinette Ernestine Amalie Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Württemberg. He the son of Francis Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha and Augusta Reuss Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha. They were uncle and niece.

Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria

On 20 Jun 1837 King William IV of the United Kingdom (age 71) died at Windsor Castle [Map]. His niece [his future wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 18) succeeded I Queen Great Britain and Ireland. His brother Ernest Augustus King Hanover (age 66) succeeded King Hanover. Frederica Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort Hanover (age 59) by marriage Queen Consort Hanover.

At 5am Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham (age 40) and Archbishop William Howley (age 71) went to Kensington Palace to inform the Princess she was now Queen. Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham (age 40) was the first to address her as 'Your Majesty'.

On 16 Dec 1839 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 20) was appointed 685th Knight of the Garter by [his future wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 20).

Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

10 Feb 1840. George Hayter (age 47). Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Hayter included portraits of fifty-six of those present at the occasion and sittings took place over the next year. The [his wife] Queen (age 20) sat for him in March in her 'Bridal dress, veil, wreath & all', and Prince Albert (age 20) also posed for his portrait several times during the following months. Hayter's family too helped out with his son, Henry, modelling the Prince's costume, while his daughter Mary posed for the Queen's arm and wearing the veil. Victoria's aunt Queen Adelaide (age 47), however, was unwilling to co-operate and the artist had to refer to a miniature for her likeness. Hayter included himself in the painting, on the lower right, with his sketchbook and pencil.

On 10 Feb 1840 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 20) and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 20) were married by Archibishop Charles Longley (age 45) at Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. She the daughter of Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn and Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn (age 53). He the son of Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 56) and Duchess Louise Dorothea of Saxe Coburg Altenburg. They were first cousins. She a granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland.

11 Feb 1840. Tuesday. Supplement to the London Gazette.

St James's Palace [Map]. February 10, 1840.

THIS day the Marriage of the [his wife] QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY (age 20) with Field Marshal His ROYAL HIGHNESS FRANCIS ALBERT AUGUSTUS CHARLES EMANUEL, DUKE OF SAXE, PRINCE OF SAXE COBOURG AND GOTHA, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (age 20), was solemnized at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.

Field Marshal His Royal Highness the Prince Albert (age 20), attended by his Suite, proceeded from Buckingham-Palace [Map] this day, about half past eleven o'clock, to St. James's-Palace [Map], in the following order:

The first Carriage,.

Conveying General Sir George Anson, G.C.B. (age 43); George Edward Anson, Esq (age 28); and Francis Seymour, Esq (age 26); the Bridegroom's Gentlemen of Honour.

The second Carriage,.

Conveying the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, the Earl of Uxbridge (age 42) (who afterwards returned to Buckingham-Palace [Map], to attend in Her Majesty's Procession), and the Officers of the Suite of His Serene Highness the Reigning Duke of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha, and the Hereditary Prince of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha, viz. Count Kolowrath (age 62), Baron Alvensleben, and Baron De Lowenfels.

The third Carriage,.

Conveying His Royal Highness the Prince Albert (age 20), [his father] His Serene Highness the Reigning Duke of Saxe Colourg and Gotha (age 56) (father), and the [his brother] Hereditary Prince of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha (age 21) (elder brother).

Her Majesty (age 20), attended by Her Royal Household, accompanied by [his aunt] Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent (age 53), proceeded, at twelve o'clock, from Buckingham-Palace [Map] to St James's Palace [Map], in the following order:

The first Carriage,

Conveying two Gentlemen Ushers, Charles Heneage, Esq (age 33) and the Honourable Heneage Legge (age 51); Yeoman of the Yeomen of the Guard, Charles Hancock, Esq,; and the Groom of the Robes, Captain Francis Seymour (age 51).

The second Carriage,.

Conveying the Equerry in Waiting, Lord Alfred Paget (age 23); two Pages of Honour, Charles T. Wemyss, Esq and Henry William John Byng (age 8), Esq j and the Groom in Waiting, the Honourable George Keppel.

The third Carriage,.

Conveying the Clerk Marshal, Colonel the Honourable H. E. G. Cavendish (age 50); the Vice-Chamberlain, the Earl of Belfast, G. C. H. (age 43); and the Comptroller of the Household, the Right Honourable George Stevens Byng (age 33).

The fourth Carriage,.

Conveying the Woman of the Bedchamber in Waiting, Mrs. Brand (age 60); the Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, the Earl of Ilchester (age 52); the Master of the Buck Hounds, Lord Kinaird; and the Treasurer of the Household, the Earl of Surrey (age 48).

The fifth Carriage,.

Conyeying the Maid of Honour in Waiting, the Honourable Caroline Cocks (age 45); the Duchess of Kent's Lady in Waiting, Lady K Howard; the Gold Stick, General Lord Hill, G. C.B., G. C. H.; and the Lord in Waiting, Viscount Torrington (age 27).

The sixth Carriage,.

Conveying the Lady of the Bedchamber in Waiting, the Countess of Sandwich (age 27); the Master of the Horse, the Earl of Albemarle, G. C.H. (age 67); the Lord Steward, the Earl of Erroll, K.T. G.C.H. (age 38); and the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Uxbridge (age 42).

The seventh Carriage,.

Conveying Her Most Excellent Majesty the QUEEN (age 20); Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent (age 53); and the Duchess of Sutherland, the Mistress of the Robes to Her Majesty (age 33).

The illustrious Personages, and others composing the Procession, then assembled in the Throneroom, and, having been called over by Garter Principal King of Arms, the Processions, moyed in the following order, to the Chapel Royal:

THE PROCESSION OF THE BRIDEGROOM.

Drums and Trumpets.

Serjeant Trumpeter.

Master of the Ceremonies, Sir Robert Chester, Knt.

Lancaster Herald, George Frederick Beltz, Esq K.H (age 65), York Herald, Charles George Young, Esq (age 44).

The Bridegroom's Gentlemen of Honour, viz. Francis Seymour, Esq (age 26) Gen. Sir George Anson, G.C B. (age 43) George Edward Anson, Esq (age 28).

Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household, The Earl of Belfast, G.C.H. (age 43), Lord Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household, The Earl of Uxbridge.

Continues ...

THE QUEEN. Wearing the Collar of the Order of the Garter.

Her Majesty's Train borne by the following twelve unmarried Ladies, viz.

Lady Adelaide Paget (age 20), Lady Caroline Amelia Gordon-Lennox (age 20), Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Villiers (age 18), Lady Elizabeth Anne Georgiana Dorothea Howard (age 23), Lady Frances Elizabeth Cowper (age 20), Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay (age 18), Lady Elizabeth West (age 21), Lady Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope, Lady Mary Augusta Frederica Grimston (age 20), Lady Jane Harriet Bouverie (age 20), Lady Eleanora Caroline Paget (age 12), Lady Mary Charlotte Howard (age 18).

Assisted by the Groom of the Robes, Captain Francis Seymour (age 51).

Master of the Horse, The Earl of Albemarle, G.C.H. (age 67), Mistress of the Robes, The Duchess of Sutherland (age 33).

Ladies of the Bedchamber, The Marchioness of Normanby (age 41), The Duchess of Bedford (age 56), The Countess of Burlington (age 28), The Countess of Sandwich (age 27), The Baroness Portman (age 30), The Dowager Lady Lyttleton (age 52), The Lady Barham (age 25).

Maids of Honour, The Hon. Amelia Murray, The Hon. Harriet Pitt, The Hon. Caroline Cocks, The Hon. Henrietta Anson, The Hon. Matilda Paget, The Hon. Harriet Lister, The Hon. Sarah Mary Cavendish.

On 21 Nov 1840 [his daughter] Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 21) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 21). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

On 09 Nov 1841 [his son] King Edward VII of the United Kingdom was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 22) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 22). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

Adeline Horsey Recollections. My mother presented me at Court in February 1842, and shortly afterwards I went with my parents to the first fancy dress ball given by [his wife] Queen Victoria (age 22).

Our dresses were lovely. My father (age 52) wore the uniform of a Garde Francaise, and my mother was dressed as a Court lady of the same period. I went as a Louis XV. shepherdess. Mamma took endless pains in seeing that my costume was perfectly designed and carried out, and the result amply repaid her. I was very pleased with my own reflection when at last I was ready after what seemed hours of preparation. My hair was exquisitely poudre and my beautiful pink and white brocade gown, garlanded with roses, looked as though it had actually belonged to my prototype at Versailles. The Queen (age 22) and Prince Albert (age 22) complimented mamma on my appearance, and told her that my dress was one of the prettiest in the ballroom. I wore my "Shepherdess" costume at Stafford House St James' in the following July when the Royal Ball was reproduced.

On 25 Apr 1843 [his daughter] Princess Alice Saxe Coburg Gotha was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 23) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 23). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

In 1844 John Gibson (age 53) visited Britain at which time he was introduced to [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 24) and Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 24). He enjoyed their patronage for the rest of his life. Gibson produced several portraits of Queen Victoria, including a bust and a full-length statue. He also made a marble relief of Cupid and Psyche that the Queen gave to her husband as a Christmas present.

On 29 Jan 1844 [his father] Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 60) died. His son [his brother] Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha II Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 25) succeeded II Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha. Princess Alexandrine of Baden (age 23) by marriage Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha.

On 06 Aug 1844 [his son] Prince Alfred Windsor was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 24) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 25) at Windsor Castle [Map]. Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter (age 40). Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 26).

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter (age 40). Portrait of [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 26) and Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 26) and their children.

On 25 May 1846 [his daughter] Helena Windsor was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 26) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 27). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

On 08 Oct 1847 Robert Gordon (age 56) died by choking on a fish bone. Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 28) bought Balmoral estate from his trustees a year later as a gift for his wife [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 28).

Charge of the Light Brigade

Adeline Horsey Recollections. Among those who came to our house at 8 Upper Grosvenor Street, the Earl of Cardigan (age 50) was my father's (age 58) particular friend, and in consequence we saw a great deal of him. Lord Cardigan (age 50) has sometimes been described as a favourite of fortune, for he possessed great wealth, great personal attractions, and he was much liked by the late [his wife] Queen Victoria (age 28) and Prince Albert (age 28). Commanding the 11th Hussars, he was the first person to welcome the Prince (age 28) at Dover, Kent [Map] when he arrived to marry the Queen (age 28), and his regiment was afterwards known as Prince Albert's own Hussars.

His Lordship (age 50) was a typical soldier, and after the Crimean War there was perhaps no more popular hero in all England. So much has been written about him that it is unnecessary for me to retell matters that are well known. I have often been asked whether he confided to me anything particular about the Charge of the Light Brigade, but the truth is that he never seemed to attach any importance to the part he played. Such matters are the property of the historian, and as his widow I am naturally his greatest admirer.

Adeline Horsey Recollections. I believe my husband replaced a great deal of the original furniture at Deene [Map] with more modern examples, but many valuable old pieces still remain. The pictures are very beautiful, including a priceless Vandyke representing Queen Henrietta Maria, in the happy days of her early married life, as a regal, gracious figure arrayed in shimmering satin. There is a lovely portrait of Louise de Keroualle and her son, the Duke of Richmond, who married a Brudenell, and there are many examples of Lely, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists. One painting by Sant represents the Prince Consort and the Royal children listening to the account of the Charge of the Light Brigade by Lord Cardigan, and there are also some interesting pictures of hunting-field incidents, depicting Cardigan and his friends on their favourite mounts.

On 18 Mar 1848 [his daughter] Princess Louise Caroline Alberta Windsor Duchess Argyll was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 28) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 28). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

On 01 May 1850 [his son] Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 30) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 30) at Buckingham Palace [Map]. Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

On 07 Apr 1853 [his son] Leopold Saxe Coburg Gotha 1st Duke Albany was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 33) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 33) at Buckingham Palace [Map]. Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

On 14 Apr 1857 [his daughter] Princess Beatrice was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 37) and [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 37). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

Marriage of the future King Frederick III King Prussia and Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha

On 25 Jan 1858 [his son-in-law] Frederick III King Prussia (age 26) and [his daughter] Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia (age 17) were married in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. She the daughter of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 38) and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 38). He the son of William I King Prussia (age 60). He a great x 4 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Diary of George Price Boyce 1858. 08 Feb 1858. February 8. On the road stopped to see the [his daughter] Princess Royal (age 17) accompanied by her husband, the [his son-in-law] Prince Frederick of Prussia (age 26), Prince Albert (age 38) and the [his son] Prince of Wales (age 16) go by on her departure from England. She was flushed, and her eyes swollen and red and she had evidently been crying. The snow, the first this year, was falling and driving into her face. Yet she kept her veil up and bowed to the throng who lined the roads.

Note. Frederick (age 26) and Victoria (age 17) had married on the 25th of January 1858.

Around 1859. Franz Xaver Winterhalter (age 53). Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 39).

Death of Prince Albert

On 14 Dec 1861 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 42) died at Windsor Castle [Map]. His wife, [his wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 42) never recovered from his death spending, more or less, the remainder of her life in mourning.

Funeral of Prince Albert

On 23 Dec 1861 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (deceased) was buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle [Map].

The Times. 24 Dec 1861. Yesterday, with little of the pomp and pageantry of a State ceremonial, but with every outward mark of respect, and with all the solemnity which befitted his high station and his public virties, the mortal remains of the husband (deceased) of our [his former wife] Queen (age 42) were interred in the last resting-place of England's Sovereigns-the Chapel Royal of St. George's, Windsor [Map]. By the express desire of his Royal Highness the funeral was of the plainest and most private character; but in the Chapel, to do honour to his obsequies, were assembled all the chiefest men of the State, and throughout England, by every sign of sorrow and imourning, the nation manifested its sense of the loss wlhich it has sustaiined. Windsor itself wore an aspect of the most profound gloom. Every shop was closed and every blind drawn down. The streets were silent and almost deserted, and all wvho appeared abroad were dressed in the deepest mourning. The great bell of Windsor Castle [Map] clanged out: its doleful sound at intervals from an early hour, and minute bells were tolled also at St. John's Church. At the parish church of Cleover and at St. John's there were services in the morning and: aternoon, and the day was observed throughout the Royal borough in the strictest manner. The weather was in character with the occasion, a chill, damp air, with a dull leaden sky above, increased the gloom which hung over all. There were but few visitors in the town, for the procession did not pass beyond the immediate precincts of the Chapel and Castle, and none were admitted except those connected with the Castle andi their friends. At 11 o'clock a strong force of the A division took possession of the avenues leading to the Chapel Royal, and from that time only the guests specially invited and those who were to take part in the ceremonial were allowed to pass. Shortly afterwards a of honour of the Grenadier Guards, of which regiment his Royal Highness was Colonel, with the colonrs of the regiment shrouded in crape, marched in and took up its position before the principal entrance to the Chapel Royal. Another guard of honour from the same regiment was also on duty in the Quadrangle at the entrance to the State apartments. They were speedily followed by a squadron of the 2nd Life Guards dismounted, and by two companies of the Fusileer Guards, who were drawn uip in single file along each side of the road by which the procession was to pass, from the Norman gateway to the Chapel door. The officers wore the deepest military mourning-scarves, sword-knots, and rosettes of crape. In the Rome Park was stationed a troop of Horse Artillery, which commenced firing minute guns at the end of the Long Walk, advancing slowly until it reached the Castle gates just at the close of the ceremony. The Ministers, the officers of the Queen's Household, and other distinguished personages who had been honoured with an invitation to attend the ceremonial, reached Windsor a special train from Paddington. They were met by carriages provided for them at the station, and began to arrive at the Chapel Royal soon after 11 o'clock. The Earl of Derby (age 62), the Archbishop of Canterbury (age 81), Earl Russell (age 69), and the Duke of Buccleuch were among the first to make their appearance, and as they alighted at the door of the Chapel they were received by the proper officials and conducted to the seats appointed for them in the Choir. In the Great Quadrangle were drawn up the hearse and the mourning coaches, and, all the preparations having been completed within the Castle, the procession began to be formed shortly before 12 o'clock. It had been originally intended that it should leave the Castle by the St. George's gate, and, proceeding down Castle-hill, approach the Chapel through Henry VII.'s gateway, but at a late hour this arrangement was changed, and the shorter route by the Norman gatewvay was chosen.

The crowd which had gradually collected at the foot of Castle-hill, owing to this change, saw nothing of the procession but the empty carriages as they returned to the Castle after setting down at the Chapel. The few spectators who were fortunate enough to gain admission to the Lower Ward stood in a narrow fringe along the edge of the flags in front of the houses of the Poor Knights, and their presence was the only exception to the strict privacy of the ceremonial. The [his son] Prince of Wales (age 20) and the other Royal mourners assembled in the Oak Room, but did not form part of the procession. They were conveyed to the Chapel in private carriages before the coffin was placed in the hearse, passing through St. George's gatewayinto the Lower Ward. In the first carriage were the Prince of Wales (age 20), [his son] Prince Arthur (age 11), and the [his son] Duke of Saxe Coburg (age 8). The [his son-in-law] Crown Prince of Prussia (age 30), the Duke of Brabant (age 26), and the Count of Flanders (age 24) followed in the next; and in the others were the Duke de Nemours (age 47), Prince Louis of Hesse (age 24), Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar (age 38), and the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, with the gentlemen of their respective suites. Scarcely had they alighted at the door of Wolsey's Chapel, from which they were conducted through the Chapter Room to the door of the Chapel Royal to be in readiness to meet the coffin, when the first minute gun fired in tlhe distance, and the rattle of the troops reversing arms announced that the procession had started, and exactly at 12 o'clock the first mourning coach moved from under the Norman gateway. First came nine mourning coaches, each drawn by four horses, conveying the Physicians, Equerries, and other members of the household of the late Prince. In the last were the Lord Steward (age 63) (Earl St. Germans), the Lord Chamberlain (age 56) (Viscount Sidney), and the Master of the Horse (age 57) (the Marquis of Ailesbury). The carriages and trappings were of the plainest description; the horses had black velvet housings and feathers, but on the carriages there, were no feathers or ornaments of any kind. The mourning coaches were followed by one of the Queen's carriages, drawn by six horses, and attended by servants in State liveries, in which was the Groom of the Stole (age 26), Earl Spencer, carrying the crown, and a Lord of the Bedchamber, Lord George Lennox, carrying the baton, sword, and hat of his late Royal Highness. Next escorted by a troop of the 2nd Life Guards, came the hearse, drawn by six black horses, which, like the carriages, was quite plain and unornamented. On the housings of the horses and on the sides of the hearse were emblazoned the scutcheons of Her Majesty and of the Prince, each surmounted by a, crown, the Prince's arms being in black and Her Majesty's in white. The procession was closed by four State carriages.

On 18 Dec 1862 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha was buried at Frogmore Estate Home Park Windsor, Berkshire.

Around 1872 Olivia Taylour unsuccessfully attempted, allegedly, to become the mistress of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha. Around the same time her daughter Mary "Patsy" Fitzpatrick (age 16), aged sixteen, became the mistress of his son [his son] King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 30). She, Patsy, was married off to William Cornwallis-West (age 36).

Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant (age 75). Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha.

Death of Queen Victoria

On 22 Jan 1901 [his former wife] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 81) died at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. Her son [his son] King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 59) succeeded VII King of the United Kingdom.

Royal Ancestors of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861

Kings Wessex: Great x 23 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 23 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 29 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 24 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 15 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 21 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 17 Grand Son of Louis "Lion" VIII King France

Royal Descendants of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861

Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia x 1

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom x 1

Victoria Eugénie Mountbatten Queen Consort Spain x 1

Louise Mountbatten Queen Consort Sweden x 1

Ingrid Bernadotte Queen Consort Denmark x 1

Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh x 1

Carl XVI King Sweden x 2

Ancestors of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ernest "The Pious" Saxe Gotha I Duke Saxe Gotha 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Ernest Saxe Coburg Saalfeld IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elisabeth Sophie Saxe Altenburg Duchess Saxe Gotha 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Francis Josias Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Charlotte Johanna Waldeck Wildungen Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld

Great x 1 Grandfather: Ernest Frederick Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Prince Louis Frederick I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Great x 2 Grandmother: Duchess Anna Sophie Of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg I Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anna Sophie Saxe Coburg Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Duchess Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe Gotha Altenburg 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: Francis Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Augustus II Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 12 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ferdinand Albert I Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ferdinand Albert II Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Sophia Antonia Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Anthony Ulrich Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Rudolph 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Father: Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha 14 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Heinrich XXIV Count Reuss of Ebersdorf

GrandMother: Augusta Reuss Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha 17 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: George August Count of Erbach Schonberg

Great x 1 Grandmother: Karoline Ernestine of Erbach Schonberg 16 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Christian Count of Stolberg Gedern

Great x 2 Grandmother: Ferdinande Henriette Countess of Stolberg Gedern 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Duke Gustav Adolph of Mecklenburg-Güstrow 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Christine of Mecklenburg Güstrow 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Magdalena Sibylla of Holstein Gottorp 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 15 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg I Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Duchess Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe Gotha Altenburg 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Duke Frederick III of Saxe Coburg Altenburg III 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

Great x 1 Grandfather: Duke Ernest of Saxe Coburg Altenburg 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Bernhard I Duke of Saxe Meiningen

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ernst Ludwig I Duke of Saxe Meiningen

Great x 2 Grandmother: Luise Dorothea Saxe Meiningen Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

GrandFather: Duke Augustus of Saxe Coburg Altenburg 14 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Bernhard I Duke of Saxe Meiningen

Great x 2 Grandfather: Anton Ulrich Duke of Saxe Meiningen

Great x 1 Grandmother: Charlotte Saxe Meiningen Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

Mother: Duchess Louise Dorothea of Saxe Coburg Altenburg 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick I Duke of Mecklenburg Grabow 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Christian Ludwig II Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Duke Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 15 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Grand Duke Frederick Francis I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Ernest Saxe Coburg Saalfeld IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Francis Josias Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Charlotte Johanna Waldeck Wildungen Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld

Great x 2 Grandmother: Charlotte Sophie Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Prince Louis Frederick I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Great x 3 Grandmother: Duchess Anna Sophie Of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anna Sophie Saxe Coburg Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

GrandMother: Louise Charlotte Mecklenburg-Schwerin 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg I Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Duchess Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe Gotha Altenburg 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Johann August Saxe Coburg Altenburg 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

Great x 1 Grandmother: Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England