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The Albert Memorial, directly north of the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington Gardens, London, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband Prince Albert, who died in 1861. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style, it takes the form of an ornate canopy or pavilion 176 feet (54 m) tall, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, sheltering a statue of the prince facing south. It took over ten years to complete, the £120,000 cost (the equivalent of about £10,000,000 in 2010) met by public subscription.
The memorial was opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1876.
It has been Grade I listed since 1970.
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There’s absolutely nothing subtle about this monument, precisely what a grief-stricken Queen Victoria wanted to celebrate the magnificence of her late husband. If you can catch this in bright... more »
The love that Queen Victoria had for Prince Albert was enormous, as evidenced by the large memorial she commissioned in his memory. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha died of typhoid in 1861 at the..... more »
Simply Stunning!!!! Even if you are driving past, you cannot miss this beautiful monument showing clearly how much Prince Albert was adored by Queen Victoria. The detail is incredible and it has to be seen to be truly appreciated. Such wonderful workmanship and you can gaze at it in true awe. Facing the Royal Albert hall, you have two really Beautiful works of art.
The memorial stands out when you pass by it on the road. A true piece of art erected to honour Prince Albert, undoubtedly a driving force behind and a hand of support to queen Victoria. It has so many works of art combined into one big monument, that each corner and detail can be admired for its own merit. Even the railing is superb. Do go to the trouble to visit it. It's worth it.
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