Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (1819-1901) miniature by Guglielmo Faija in 1856. Queen Victoria (1819-1901) & Prince Albert (1819-1861) exemplified the ideal of marriage. Almost everybody chose to follow them - not just bad examples are contagious! The British, however, always had a little dislike for Albert. Queen Victoria attracted the people in public affairs & their prestige quietly grew.