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Queen Victoria near the end of her life. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover (her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotta, the line of his father, Prince Albert).
Queen Victoria Though sexually infatuated, the young couple were locked into a power struggle. Albert took over more and more of Victoria's work as queen as her pregnancies forced her to step aside. Victoria was conflicted: she admired her "angel" for his talents and ability but she deeply resented being robbed of her powers as queen.
Only child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent & Strathearn (1767–1820) & Princess Victoria (Marie Luise Viktoria) (1786–1861) of Saxe-Coburg, Duchess of Kent. Queen Victoria (1819-1901) (Alexandrina Victoria) pictured with Diamond and sapphire tiara designed by her husband Prince Albert (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel) (1819-1861) for her.