(Isle of Wight). Soon after their marriage, Victoria and Albert looked around for a private residence, where their growing family could enjoy seaside holidays. In 1845 they purchased the Osborne estate near Cowes. Albert, with the assistance of Thomas Cubitt, builder of Belgravia, designed a large house in the Italian style. It is now open to the public and contains many Victorian memorabilia.
Subjects: British History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.