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What really killed Prince Albert?

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Publication date30/10/2017
JournalThe Conversation
<mark>Original language</mark>English


It was Queen Victoria’s darkest day. On December 14, 1861, her husband of 21 years, Prince Albert, died at the age of just 42. She never got over his death, and dressed in black for the rest of her life. On the death certificate, the registrar-general gave the cause of death as “typhoid fever: duration 21 days”.