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 1845 - Portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
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.
Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819-22 Jan 1901) UK by Thomas Sulley. Child of Prince Edward Augustus (1767-1820) Duke of Kent, UK & Princess Victoria (1786-1861) Saxe-Coburg, Germany. Wife of Prince Albert (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel) (26 Aug 1819-14 Dec 1861) Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, Germany. Her father died when she was age 1 & her mother kept her from her uncles George & William. She came to the throne age 18 in 1838 after the death of her uncle William IV.
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.