The last part of the book is focused on Victoria and Albert.
Albert and his brother Ernst visit the queen. They meet when she is playing the piano, and when he turns over the sheet for her, there is a moment between them. Then Victoria and Albert seem to clash. He is too stiff, and I found him a bit clumsy socially. He seemed to go out of his way to say the wrong thing or contradict Victoria. In contrast, Victoria, who until that moment appeared to be a serious and level-headed young girl, seemed too frivolous and shallow. In the end, as we all know, Victoria proposed to Albert, which is in the last pages of the book.
Albert returned to the United Kingdom with Ernest in October 1839 to visit the Queen, with the object of settling the marriage. Albert and Victoria felt mutual affection and the Queen proposed to him on 15 October 1839.
On the trip to England Albert came with his brother Ernst. Ernest II ( 21 June 1818 – 22 August 1893) was the sovereign duke of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, reigning from 1844 to his death. Ernest was born in Coburg as the eldest child of Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and his duchess, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Fourteen months later, his younger brother Prince Albert was born, who later became consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. He and Albert were brought up and educated together as if they were twins. Though Albert was fourteen months younger, he surpassed Ernest intellectually.