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A love letter from Queen Victoria begging Prince Albert to sneak a moment alone on the day of their engagement must be shown to the public for the first time. Pictured: the couple in 1854
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A love letter from Queen Victoria begging Prince Albert to sneak a moment alone on the day of their engagement must be shown to the public for the first time.

The short note, written in German on a sheet of fine light blue paper, is one of the five letters exchanged between the couple that day.

In his letters to her, Prince Albert wrote about his disbelief that they would be together and promised her & # 39; very happy, as happy as you deserve to be & # 39; to make.

The love notes, dated October 15, 1839 – two years after Victoria took the throne – were written in Windsor Castle.

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They reveal how desperate the couple would be to be together in the hours after the queen proposed the marriage.

The letters also emphasize the importance of the written word in the 19th century, and how they had to communicate by letter even though they were in the same building.

One of the Queen's letters, wearing her gold-plated cypher, simply says: “Dear Albert, can you come to me alone for a moment? Your dedicated V (ictoria). & # 39;

A love letter from Queen Victoria begging Prince Albert to sneak a moment alone on the day of their engagement must be shown to the public for the first time. Pictured: the couple in 1854

A love letter from Queen Victoria begging Prince Albert to sneak a moment alone on the day of their engagement must be shown to the public for the first time. Pictured: the couple in 1854

The short note, written in German on a sheet of fine light blue paper, is one of the five letters exchanged between the couple on 15 October 1839.

The short note, written in German on a sheet of fine light blue paper, is one of the five letters exchanged between the couple on 15 October 1839.

The short note, written in German on a sheet of fine light blue paper, is one of the five letters exchanged between the couple on 15 October 1839.

In his letters to her, Prince Albert wrote about his disbelief that they would be together and promised to make her & # 39; very happy, as happy as you deserve to be & # 39 ;! On the photo: the couple that is pictured on their wedding day

In his letters to her, Prince Albert wrote about his disbelief that they would be together and promised to make her & # 39; very happy, as happy as you deserve to be & # 39 ;! On the photo: the couple that is pictured on their wedding day

In his letters to her, Prince Albert wrote about his disbelief that they would be together and promised to make her & # 39; very happy, as happy as you deserve to be & # 39 ;! On the photo: the couple that is pictured on their wedding day

The love notes, scribbled two years after Victoria took the throne, were written in Windsor Castle.

The love notes, scribbled two years after Victoria took the throne, were written in Windsor Castle.

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The love notes, scribbled two years after Victoria took the throne, were written in Windsor Castle.

Another emphasizes the love they shared. Written by Albert, on plain writing paper, it says: & # 39; My dearest, most beloved Victoria.

& # 39; I am so touched by the confidence you give me when sending your letters, and by the affectionate sentiments you give me in it, that I hardly know how to answer you.

& # 39; How have I earned so much love and so much kindness?

& # 39; I am still unable to familiarize myself with the truth of all that I see and hear and can only believe that Heaven has sent down an angel to me whose appearance is meant to live my life brighten up.

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& # 39; May I make you very happy, as happy as you deserve to be !! With body and soul I will remain your slave forever. Your devoted Albert. & # 39;

The correspondence marks a turning point in the relationship between the cousins ​​that were created by Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes in the ITV hit series Victoria.

While they had previously corresponded in English, they began to write in German, a language that the Queen had spoken to his third.

And Victoria began to address her fiancé as & # 39; angel & # 39 ;, a caress she used during their marriage.

The billet doux have been carefully preserved at the Royal Archives, at Windsor Castle, since it was created by George V in 1912.

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They belong to a selection of 23,500 Albert newspapers and collections that are being digitized for the first time.

The first installment will be published this summer to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the couple.

Written by Albert, on plain letter paper, it says: & # 39; My dearest, most beloved Victoria ... How have I earned so much love and so much kindness? & # 39; Pictured in 1854

Written by Albert, on plain letter paper, it says: & # 39; My dearest, most beloved Victoria ... How have I earned so much love and so much kindness? & # 39; Pictured in 1854

Written by Albert, on plain letter paper, it says: & # 39; My dearest, most beloved Victoria … How have I earned so much love and so much kindness? & # 39; Pictured in 1854

He continued (above): & # 39; May I make you very happy, as happy as you deserve to be !! With body and soul I will remain your slave forever. Your dedicated Albert & # 39;

He continued (above): & # 39; May I make you very happy, as happy as you deserve to be !! With body and soul I will remain your slave forever. Your dedicated Albert & # 39;

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He continued (above): & # 39; May I make you very happy, as happy as you deserve to be !! With body and soul I will remain your slave forever. Your dedicated Albert & # 39;

While the couple had previously corresponded in English, they began to write in German, a language that the queen had spoken until the age of three. Victoria started her fiance as & # 39; angel & # 39; (above) to express a caress that she used during their marriage

While the couple had previously corresponded in English, they began to write in German, a language that the queen had spoken until the age of three. Victoria started her fiance as & # 39; angel & # 39; (above) to express a caress that she used during their marriage

While the couple had previously corresponded in English, they began to write in German, a language that the queen had spoken until the age of three. Victoria started her fiance as & # 39; angel & # 39; (above) to express a caress that she used during their marriage

The billet doux have been carefully preserved at the Royal Archives, at Windsor Castle, since it was created by George V in 1912

The billet doux have been carefully preserved at the Royal Archives, at Windsor Castle, since it was created by George V in 1912

The billet doux have been carefully preserved at the Royal Archives, at Windsor Castle, since it was created by George V in 1912

But because they are pasted in volumes rather than in individual letters, they are difficult to see from the public.

Instead, facsimile will be on display this weekend at the Goethe Institute to coincide with The Great Exhibition Road Festival, in the museum district of London.

Bill Stockting, Archives Manager at the Royal Archives, said: & # 39; These are charming letters that Victoria and Albert wrote to each other the day they were engaged.

& # 39; They would both have been in the castle, had just been engaged and there was an excitement of excitement on that particular day.

& # 39; Until then they wrote each other in English and Victoria tended to write her cousins ​​as & # 39; my dear Albert & # 39; or & # 39; my dear Ernst & # 39 ;.

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& # 39; But after that day they switched to German and Victoria started her fiance & # 39; Angel & # 39; There was only one angel and that was Albert. & # 39;

Queen Victoria – or Alexandrina Victoria – was born in London on May 24, 1819; her husband was born in Germany on August 26 of that year.

The first series of papers from the Prince Albert collection will be published this summer on the occasion of the bicentenary of the couple's birth. But because they are pasted in volumes rather than in individual letters, they are difficult to see from the public. Pictured: Victoria in 1854

The first series of papers from the Prince Albert collection will be published this summer on the occasion of the bicentenary of the couple's birth. But because they are pasted in volumes rather than in individual letters, they are difficult to see from the public. Pictured: Victoria in 1854

The first series of papers from the Prince Albert collection will be published this summer on the occasion of the bicentenary of the couple's birth. But because they are pasted in volumes rather than in individual letters, they are difficult to see from the public. Pictured: Victoria in 1854

They were married on February 10, 1940 (above) and had nine children before Albert died in 1861

They were married on February 10, 1940 (above) and had nine children before Albert died in 1861

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They were married on February 10, 1940 (above) and had nine children before Albert died in 1861

They married on 10 February 1940 and had nine children before Albert died in 1861.

The three-day Great Exhibition Road Festival – inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851 – one of the defining moments of Queen Victoria and the brainchild of Prince Albert – opens on Friday with over 150 live events.

Free tickets are available at greatexhibitionroadfestival.com

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