Prince Albert

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Prince Albert (ca 1860)

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; later the Prince Consort; 26 august 1819 - 14 december 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria.

Conan Doyle and Prince Albert

  • In the article Conan Doyle in America (1907), the journalist wrote that Arthur Conan Doyle was himself an exceedingly warm-blooded person, wearing no overcoat even in the coldest weather, and preferred to lecture in a frock-coat so that he might dispense with his waistcoat, the absence of which he concealed by buttoning up his "Prince Albert."

In the Sherlock Holmes stories

Prince Albert is mentioned 3 times in the Sherlock Holmes stories as the Albert chain, which was a pocket watch chain. Prince Albert started the trend of wearing pocket watches when he and Victoria got some of the first "keyless" pocket watches - beginning the pocket watch trend.