Royal wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The wedding took place in The Chapel Royal of St. James' Palace. Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe".
Only child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent & Strathearn (1767–1820) & Princess Victoria (Marie Luise Viktoria) (1786–1861) of Saxe-Coburg & future wife of Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg & Gotha (1819-1861). Queen Victoria (1819-1901) by Unknown Artist. During Victoria's reign, Great Britain would be transformed into the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Victoria would add to her dignities the title Empress of India.
Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (1819-1901) & husband Prince Albert (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel) (1819-1861) of Saxe Coburg & Gotha. Painting of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Artist Unknown. “Being in the thick of things: industrial unrest, war & attemps on her life the Queen was not worried about anything except her beloved husband. Love to Albert was her only weakness & it was this that made her more human." Evelyn Anthony preface to the novel "Victoria and Albert"