#LoveBeautiful: Victoria and Albert

Happy Monday folks! Today we are delighted to start our new project, we will not only discuss love-inspired topics on a daily basis but beforehand carefully choose a country and and adapt each topic to it.

This weeks country is

United Kingdom

LoveStoryPeople is currently based in London and this connection seems to be ideal.

We would like to introduce you to the famous historical love affair of;

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Princess Victoria met Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, her first cousin, when he travelled to England with his father and brother to celebrate her 17th birthday in May 1836.

She was fluent in German, having learnt the language from her mother before she could speak English.

When she became queen in 1837, Victoria was reluctant to lose her new-found independence and did not want to rush into marriage. But when Albert arrived for a second visit to England in the autumn of 1839, she wrote that: “It was with some emotion that I beheld Albert — who is beautiful.” She proposed to him only days after his arrival and they “embraced each other over and over again”.

The couple married in February 1840, having spent much of their engagement apart because of the need for the prince to return to Coburg to make arrangements for his permanent move to Britain.

We would like to present you a love letter highlighting the heartfelt passion between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

In this letter Albert tells Victoria that he had been “fearfully ill” because of rough seas on the way to Calais, is signed: “With promises of unchanging love and devotion, Your ever true Albert.”

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Dearest deeply loved Victoria … your image fills my whole soul

reference (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/)

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