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A calendar with an engagement photograph of HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark 1862

RCIN 55814

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Albert Edward, Prince of Wales - the son and heir of Queen Victoria - was betrothed to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in the gardens of the Royal Palace at Laeken, Brussels, on 9 September 1862. This calendar marks the date of the engagement and includes a photograph of the couple taken on the day. The calendar was made by the Prince's younger sister, Princess Louise.