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7th March 2013

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tiny-librarian:

A gold bracelet Queen Victoria had inscribed with a poignant message from her late husband which was then gifted to one of her daughters has been discovered.

The gold, diamond, pearl and enamel band was bought by Victoria and Prince Albert for a wedding present to Princess Alice.

Albert tragically died six months before the big day which went ahead, although Alice was instructed to wear black mourning dress immediately before and after her marriage to Prince Louis of Hesse.

Victoria inscribed the bracelet with with a message from both of them.

The message reads: ‘To dear Alice from her loving parents Albert and Victoria R who though visibly parted are ever united, April 25 1862.’

Victoria presented the memento to the princess three months before the ceremony and four months after Albert’s untimely death.

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