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On this day in ... 1860, The Prince of Wales visited the United States of America.
A country that had, less than a century earlier, rebelled against his grandfather, it was the first visit since that rebellion by a member of the family that once counted Americans as their subjects.
The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was Prince of Wales and later to become King Edward the Seventh of that name.
Albert, the Prince of Wales, was only nineteen when he came to the United States and Canada in the autumn of 1860, the first member of the British royal family ever to visit North America. Huge celebrations welcomed him wherever he went, and crowds followed him in the streets. In New York, the prince received several parades, a nighttime procession illuminated by "torches, lamps, lanterns, transparencies and other luminosities," and an exclusive ball at the Academy of Music. In Washington, he was President James Buchanan's guest in the White House. The visit prompted a period of warm diplomatic relations between Britain and the United States, which quickly ended with the onset of the Civil War.
Indeed a Civil War that wouldn’t have happened had it not been for that rebellion against his grandfather. ✨🏛 @fiftyshades_of_history 🏛✨ 👉🏼 @baedavenerabalis 👈🏼
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