How did the Prince Albert Coat get its name and Where did the “Prince Albert” come from?

The prince himself was English, eldest son of Queen Victoria, ultimately reigning as King Edward VII.

As prince, he traveled extensively, first visiting the United States in 1860.

Social leaders were then greatly impressed by the long double-breasted frock coat worn by the prince at afternoon occasions and promptly adopted it, calling it a Prince Albert or Prince Albert coat.

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