The death of Prince Albert
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About the death of Prince Albert
The untimely death of Queen Victoria's husband and consort in December 1861 sent tremors not only through the Royal household but also across the globe. Though the tyranny of distance delayed news of the mournful event for a full two months, in Melbourne parliament was adjourned and sales of black crape soared.
Historic reports note how the news was received in the colony named after the Prince Consort's wife, along with plans for memorials and commemorations to Albert the Good.
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