Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (1819-1901) & Prince Albert (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel) (1819-1861). Portraits in Profile. “Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves” - Queen Victoria. "I am very happy and contented; but the difficulty in filling my place with the proper dignity is that I am only the husband, not the master in the house." Prince Albert.
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland. He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of 20 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. At first, Albert felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him.