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Family life

I need not tell you that since we left, all my thoughts have been with you at Windsor, and that your image fills my whole soul. Even in my dreams I never imagined that I should find so much love on earth …

Letter from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria, 15 November 1839

The Royal Archives contains a multitude of letters, journals and documents which shed light on the lives and experiences of members of the royal family over the last three hundred years.

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Letter from George, Duke of York, to his wife, May, describing the wedding of his cousins Tsar Nicholas II and Princess Alix of Hesse in St Petersburg, 26 November 1894


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