1855 - visited Paris as part of a state visit to Napoleon III. 1858 - created KG. 1860 - becomes the first heir to the throne to visit Canada and the US. 1862 - following the death of his father, his mother sent him to Palestine and the Near East. 1863 - married Princess Alexandra of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. 1871 - caught typhoid from the drains at Londesborough Lodge. 1874 - commodore of the Royal Thames Yacht Club. 1875 - toured India. 1881- became a trustee of the British Museum. 1897 - ceased yacht racing. 1901 - ascended the British throne following the death of Queen Victoria. 1907 - opened the International Exhibition at Dublin. 1908 - visited Russia.