The Romanovs and the House of Windsor | Queen Victoria's lifespan: 1819-1901 ~ Prince Albert's lifespan: 1840-1861 Children: Edward VII | Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Alice of the UK | Princess Beatrice of the UK | Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha | Princess Helena | Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll | Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught | Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany | Princess Beatrice
The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. Featuring a bust of Queen Victoria, it has come to be known as the "Penny Black." It also marked the introduction of "uniform penny postage" in a mail system: the rate to carry a letter to ANY destination within the country was now the same, and not based on distance carried.
The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany was the eighth child and fourth son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Leopold was later created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow. He had haemophilia, which led to his death at age 30.
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland. He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of 20 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. At first, Albert felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him.
Queen Victoria with John Brown her personal servant. Oh his deathbed the Queen's chaplain Rev Norman Macleod confessed to marrying Queen Victoria and John Brown in a secret service. Queen Victoria asked for various items that had been given to her including letters between them and a ring that Brown had given to her belonging to his mother to be placed in her coffin.
Queen Marie of Romania Queen Marie, also known as Marie of Edinburgh, was born on October 29, 1875, in Kent, England. Daughter of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Marie, the only surviving daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, Marie was also the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. At the age of 17, she married Ferdinand of Romania, and was crowned Queen in 1914