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Albert Memorial

The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall.

It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who died of typhoid in 1861.

The memorial consists of an ornate pavilion containing a statue of Prince Albert, with statues representing Europe, Asia, Africa and The Americas at the four corners, all surrounded by a large sculptural frieze.

By the late 1990s the Memorial had fallen into a state of some decay. A thorough restoration was carried out ...(''exact dates would be helpful)... which included cleaning, repainting and re-gilding the entire monument as well as carrying out structural repairs. In the process the cross on top of the monument, which had been put on sideways during an earlier restoration attempt, was returned to its correct position.