Her period of mourning for her husband was so extreme that she secluded herself from the public eye for several years. During this time, the belief of republicanism – that the royal family should be abolished and that Britain’s only leaders should be its elected officials – grew in strength, and public sympathy – which had been strong upon the initial news of Albert’s passing – waned significantly.
She secluded herself from the public for several years. (9/20)
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