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Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms

The Prince Consort's Diaries 1841-1852 1 Sep 1841 - 30 Jun 1852

2 volumes (whole object) | RA VIC/MAIN/Y/204-205

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Two volumes containing selections from Prince Albert's (1819-61) now lost diaries dating from 1841-1852. The selections were made by the Prince’s biographer Theodore Martin.

The entries relate to a variety of public and personal affairs, including visits and engagements of the Royal Family and other dignitaries; births and christenings; Royal Household and Army appointments; naval matters; foreign affairs; awards of titles and honours; Bills including the Windsor Improvement Bill; the purchasing of and alterations to palaces and residences; the Fine Arts Commission; the Great Exhibition of 1851; and the illnesses and deaths of various dignitaries.