Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is an exception to the rule according to the traditions of that time because she married Prince Albert, a man she actually loved and continued to love all his life. Of course, his untimely death was an awful tragedy for the Queen.
And who knows what would have happened to her if it wasn’t for her best friend’s support. John Brown, a groom, as well as his relatives, was a servant at Balmoral Castle. John talked to Victoria a lot and helped her overcome the shock of her husband’s death, though she never fully recovered.
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