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Alexander made a state visit to England in 1838 and took an instant fondness to his distant cousin, the young Queen Victoria, who was just a year younger than Alexander. This fondness most have been short lived, as Victoria married her German cousin Prince Albert in February 1840. Alexander himself, on 16 April 1841 in St Petersburg, married Princess Marie of Hesse, who thereafter was known as Maria Alexandrovna.