At age 16, Victoria met her future husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who also happened to be her first cousin. After four years of friendship and flirtation, Queen Victoria proposed to her prince (actually, she had no choice—according to tradition, a man couldn’t propose to the queen). The smitten couple married in 1840.
06/01/2021 · 10 February 1840 – Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. 21 November 1840 – Victoria and Albert start a royal family. 14 December 1861 - Prince Albert dies. 1 January 1877 - Victoria becomes Empress of India. 20 June 1887 and 22 June 1897 – The nation celebrates Victoria’s golden and diamond jubilees