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The Death of Prince Albert – Soulmate, Husband and Consort of Queen Victoria

Newspaper stories from December 1861, reporting  the death of Prince Albert

Prince Albert, the husband, consort and soulmate of Queen Victoria, died of typhoid on 14 December 1861, aged only 42.

The Archive contains 100s of reports about Albert’s death and, from reading the reports, one can easily sense the level of shock felt across the UK by the untimely death of The Prince Consort.

So we’ve posted three stories below which report on this sad and historic moment.

newspaper story about the death of prince albert

Leicester Chronicle – Saturday 21 December 1861

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000172/18611221/030/0004

newspaper story about the death of prince albert

Dundee Advertiser – Tuesday 17 December 1861

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000295/18611217/023/0003

newspaper story about the death of prince albert

Dundee Advertiser – Monday 16 December 1861

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000295/18611216/013/0002

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