Prince Albert v Strange

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Etching of Albert.

Prince Albert v Strange was a court decision made by the High Court of Chancery in 1849, and began the development of confidence law in England.[1] The court awarded Prince Albert an injunction, restraining Strange from publishing a catalogue describing Prince Albert’s etchings. Lord Cottenham LC (Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham) noted that "this case by no means depends solely upon the question of property, for a breach of trust, confidence, or contract, would [sic] of itself entitle the plaintiff to an injunction".


  1. ^ Bently, Lionel, Prince Albert v Strange (1849), in: Mitchell, Charles/Mitchell, Paul Mitchell (Ed.), Landmark Cases in Equity 2012, p.235–267.

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