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Alexandra and Edward with Queen Victoria

Alexandra of Denmark Marries Prince of Wales

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The husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, died in December of 1861, shortly after their son Albert Edward met his future bride, Alexandra of Denmark.
Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra of Denmark pose with Queen Victoria after their wedding.

Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra of Denmark pose with Queen Victoria after their wedding.

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Albert Edward did not propose to Alexandra until September of 1862, after he'd ended his relationship with his mistress Nellie Clifden. It would be 1901 before Albert Edward would succeed his mother and rule for a few years -- sometimes called the "Edwardian era" -- as Edward VII.

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