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Albert, Prince Consort, died suddenly of typhoid in 1861 at the age of 42. He and Queen Victoria had been married 21 years, had many children and as an outsider (he hardly spoke any English when he first travelled to England), he overhauled the royal household, championed the poor and promoted education. He was also the champion of the arts and culture.
All this is reflected in the memorial Victoria commissioned in his memory. Sited just inside the southern boundaries of Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens, directly opposite Albert Hall, the memorial has recently undergone a £10 million renovation - for years it had been ignored owing to Victoriana being so unfashionable (it was even proposed to destroy the memorial after the shrouds had been draped round it in readiness for the renovation).
It was first revealed to the public in 1872, although the statue was not put in place until 1875.
Directions: Nearest Tube, Knightsbridge. Near S. Carriage Dr.
Phone: +44 20 7298 2000
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