Top 10 Surprising Facts About Queen Victoria

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She Proposed To Her Husband-To-Be

From the moment she first set eyes on Albert, it was love at first sight for Victoria. Since tradition forbade a suitor from proposing to the queen, it was up to Victoria to pop the question. As recorded in her journal, she did so on October 15, 1839, when she was 20 years old.

According to her journal, she summoned Albert and met with him alone in a private room. She assured him that his acceptance of her proposal that they marry would delight her. She confided, “We embraced each other over and over again, and he was so kind, so affectionate. The couple were joined in marriage on February 10, 1840.

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