Prince Albert was born on 26 August 1819, at Schloss Rosenau, near Coburg, Germany, the second son of Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and his first wife, Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. His first cousin and future wife, Victoria , was born earlier in the same year with the assistance of the same midwife, Charlotte von Siebold . 
In 1826 his title changed from Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, when his brother Duke Ernst I made a territorial exchange with other members of the family. Ferdinand's nephews and nieces included Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her husband Prince Albert , as well as Empress Carlota of Mexico and her brother King Leopold II of Belgium .
02/04/2014 · Prince Albert married his first cousin, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, at the age of 20, and after his untimely death at age 42, the queen's memory of him guided her for the next 40 years.
Obwohl für das heutige deutsche Haus das britische Haus Saxe-Coburg and Gotha die Stammlinie ist, besitzt das deutsche Haus damit keinerlei britische Titel und Würden. Gemäß dem Titles Deprivation Act haben die männlichen Erben des Hauses das Recht, die britische Krone um ihre Wiedereinsetzung in diese Titel zu bitten, doch haben sie davon bisher keinen Gebrauch gemacht.