Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
As Queen, she was his superior. But the love between Victoria and her Saxon prince-husband was so great that she fought to make him her "king-consort," though her advisors kept her from doing so. Their loving, admirable partnership was brief, as marriages go—just 21 years from 1840 to 1861. But it produced nine children—and one of the most splendid vacation homes in the United Kingdom.