First Impressions Of Albert - 7th June 1836 - Victoria’s Letters - Victoria to Uncle Leopold
The transcription of Victoria’s letter to her uncle Leopold, reporting her first impressions of Prince Albert (who Leopold had sent in the intention of matchmaking with Victoria) -
My dearest Uncle,
These few lines will be given to you by my dear Uncle Ernest, when he sees you.
I must thank you, my beloved Uncle, for the prospect of great happiness, you have contributed to give me, in the person of dear Albert. Allow me, then, my dearest Uncle, to tell you how delighted I am with him, and how much I like him in every way. He possesses every quality, that could be desired to render me perfectly happy. He is so sensible, so kind , and so good, and so amiable too. He has besides, the most pleasing and delightful exterior and appearance, you can possibly see.
I have only now to beg you, my dearest Uncle, to take care of the health of one, now so dear to me, and to take him under your special protection. I hope and trust, that all will go on prosperously and well, on this subject of so much importance to me.
Believe me always, my dearest Uncle, your most affectionate devoted & grateful niece