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Prince Albert's Family Papers

Papers relating to Prince Albert’s relationships with various family members


Note from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria on the day of their engagement

15 Oct 1839

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/MAIN/Z/296/19

Note written by Prince Albert to Queen Victoria, in German, on the day of their engagement. He thanks her for her notes to him and writes 'How is it that I have deserved so much love, so much affection? I cannot get used to the reality of all that I see and hear, and have to believe that Heaven has sent me an angel whose brightness shall illumine my life.'

Letter translated and published in 'Letters of the Prince Consort 1831-1861 / selected and edited by Dr. Kurt Jagow; translated by E.T.S. Dugdale. 1938., page 22.
  • Creator(s)

    Albert, Prince Consort (writer)

    Victoria, Queen (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)