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Mrs. Patmore: "Have you arranged where you are going to meet them?"
Ethan Slade: "A place called the Albert Memorial, but ah, will I know it when I see it?"
Mrs. Hughes: "You most certainly will, I can promise you that."
2013 Christmas Special

The Prince Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. Harold Levinson, Madeleine Allsopp, William Allsopp, Martha Levinson, and Violet all have a picnic at the Albert Memorial, prepared by Daisy and served by Harold's American valet, Ethan Slade.

Behind the Scenes[]

The Prince Albert Memorial was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1875, the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, containing a statue of the prince facing south. The memorial is 176 feet (54 m) tall, took over ten years to complete, and cost £120,000 (the equivalent of about £10,000,000 in 2010). The cost was met by public subscription.


Albert Memorial in 2008.


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