Albert and Victoria felt mutual affection and the Queen proposed to him on 15 October 1839, just five days after he had arrived at Windsor. They were married on 10 February 1840, in the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace, London. Victoria was love -struck.
Perhaps the most significant turning point in Queen Victoria’s life was the death of Prince Albert in December 1861. His death sent Victoria into a deep depression, and she stayed in seclusion for many years, rarely appearing in public. She mourned him by wearing black for the remaining forty years of her life.
There is no record of this 1851 collapse in Queen Victoria’s journals; during the months of the Great Exhibition from May to October, Prince Albert appears to have been in good health.
Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, the youngest child of Victoria and Albert, was born on April 14, 1857. She died on October 26, 1944.
In June 1840, while on a public carriage ride, Albert and the pregnant Victoria were shot at by Edward Oxford, who was later judged insane. Neither Albert nor Victoria was hurt and Albert was praised in the newspapers for his courage and coolness during the attack.
But is the show, which is based on the life of Britain’s long-ruling Queen Victoria, historically accurate? The costume drama, which kicks off its third season on January 13, is definitely inspired by real events. However, it sometimes embellishes facts or makes up stories entirely.
At the start of 2021, Jenna Coleman told the Mirror that she was in talks for a fourth season of Victoria: “We are in the process of discussing it at the moment and timelines,” she said in January. So, it sounds like a fourth series is definitely on the cards – but don’t expect it to hit our screens any time soon.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: was their union a marriage of misery? Queen Victoria married her husband of 21 years, Prince Albert, on 10 February 1840 in St James’s Palace chapel, in what was the first marriage of a reigning queen of England since Mary I in 1554.
Albert’s Ice Skating Accident A similar incident happened in real life! On the day before their first anniversary, Victoria and Albert went ice skating. When Albert fell into the ice, Victoria reached out and he caught her arm. He was pulled to safety and survived the ordeal.
At the age of five, Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, born into a Royal, West African dynasty, was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from one royal family to another.
Will there be a Season 4 of Victoria? The series is currently on hiatus, and unfortunately, we don’t have any additional information to share at this time. The best way to stay current about what shows are airing on MASTERPIECE is to subscribe to our email newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Just as plans for both his marriage to Mary and his appointment as Viceroy of Ireland were under discussion, Albert Victor fell ill with influenza in the pandemic of 1889–92. He developed pneumonia and died at Sandringham House in Norfolk on 14 January 1892, less than a week after his 28th birthday.