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Detail from Hayter's painting of Victoria and Albert's marriage, showing the pair holding hands at the alter with onlookers in the background
The patronage and collecting of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

The arts were a great shared passion of Victoria and Albert


Song Without Words as a Piano Duet


RCIN 1047149

The royal couple also enjoyed listening to, composing and playing music together, as attested to by Queen Victoria's many journal entries.

Mendelssohn was one of their favourite composers, and one who they met personally on a number of occasions. He sent this arrangement of one of his piano pieces to Prince Albert in 1847, intended for the Prince and Queen to play together as a duet.

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