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Prince Albert

Copy of a letter to Sir Robert Peel regarding Osborne November 1843

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Osborne House was one of Prince Albert's pet projects. His enthusiasm drove the search for a seaside residence as a private retreat, he oversaw the initial lease and subsequent purchase of the estate, and he designed the new building which stands to this day. 

This document is a copy of a letter by Prince Albert to the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, sent in November 1843, soon after the Osborne estate had come to his attention.