Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had been stated to have fallen in love at first sight. In a type of royal meet-cute, the pair first crossed paths on the queen’s seventeenth celebration. However by the point their relationship turned severe and Albert was able to suggest, Victoria was already queen, and in response to royal decree, a reigning monarch can’t obtain a proposition of marriage. As an alternative of the everyday royal proposal, she bought down on one knee (although most likely not actually) for her beloved.
The couple was married for over twenty years and had 9 kids collectively; the connection solely ended when Albert handed in 1861. Victoria was so heartbroken over her husband’s loss of life that in 1862, she erected his cairn, a Gaelic time period which means a heap of stones stacked by man. On it, the struggling spouse wrote, “To the Beloved Reminiscence of Prince Albert, the Nice and Good Prince Consort, Erected by his Damaged-hearted Widow, VICTORIA R,” per the Royal Assortment Belief. Straight beneath her description, Victoria included two verses from the e-book, “The Knowledge of Solomon.”
Guests can stroll the grounds when members of the royal household aren’t vacationing at Balmoral Fortress and even make their solution to the hidden pyramid inside the 50,000 acres. Prince Albert’s Cairn is much from the one construction on the property, which homes 150 buildings in whole, a few of that are cottages that may be rented by the general public.