Monday, November 1, 2010

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha


A magnificent if melancholy tribute to the consort of Queen Victoria. In looks, personality and sad destiny, he reminds me of his Belgian cousin, King Albert I. (The Belgian Albert was blond, though).

2 comments:

Christina said...

Dear, wonderful Prince Albert - the greatest king we might have had! A true Renaissance man - a gifted artist, musician, scientist, architect and poltician with such an awareness of the responsibility that came with privilege. A man who loved his wife and family, educated his daughters as well as his sons; devised the Great Exhibition and thought to create less expensive programmes so that those with less money could share the benefits; a man who was prepared to put aside his own personal prejudice to create greater religious freedom (Catholics had been prohibited from establishing Sees in England until he intervened and swayed Parliament)...and the man who created one of the most beautiful places in the world - Osborne House! And all of that by the age of 42! What a hero! What a real man! :-)

Matterhorn said...

Thank you. There are some people who will be nasty about anyone...