Queen Victoria’s visit to Wolverhampton in November 1866 was a great event for celebration locally, but also an important event nationally. This was her first venture into the public domain since the death of her beloved husband, Albert, in December 1861.Learn More...
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Wednesday 30th November will mark 150 years to the day that 100,000 people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Queen Victoria herself in Wolverhampton to unveil the tribute to her beloved husband who had died some five years earlier.
To celebrate Prince Albert 150, the City of Wolverhampton has organised a series of events which everyone is invited to – culminating in a huge communal toast next to the statue where people can raise a glass to Albert, the city and its history at 1:50pm on 30th November.
The city will also come alive with the pomp and ceremony of a military parade and marching band, a specially-commissioned fanfare, performances by the award-winning Central Youth Theatre, a service of thanksgiving and a celebration dinner.
The Mayor of Wolverhampton is also inviting nominations for a series of special awards to honour individuals and voluntary organisations which are making a difference to life in the city.
Wolverhampton can be rightly proud of the history and story behind the statue and the lasting legacy of the iconic artwork which continues to proudly stand in Queen Square and is as synonymous with Wolverhampton as Molineux or West Park.
Here you can find out more about the events taking place to mark Prince Albert 150, the history of the statue and Queen Victoria’s visit to Wolverhampton and the Mayor’s Prince Albert 150 community awards and how to nominate a deserving individual or group.