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Prince Albert Victor
Duke of Clarence and Avondale
Photographic Portrait by William and Daniel Downey
Full name
Albert Victor
Titles
HRH The Duke of Clarence and Avondale
HRH Prince Albert Victor of Wales
Royal House House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Father Edward VII
Mother Alexandra of Denmark
Born 8 January 1864
Frogmore, Windsor
Baptised 10 March 1864
Buckingham Palace, London
Died 14 January 1892
Sandringham House, Norfolk
Burial 20 January 1892
St George's Chapel
Occupation Military

Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, KG KP (8 January 186414 January 1892) was a member of the British Royal Family, as the eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Alexandra of Denmark. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to the throne after his father. However, he predeceased him, and the crown eventually passed to his younger brother, Prince George (King George V), the grandfather of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (523x800, 94 KB) Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence (1864-1892) by William Downey (1829-18__) and Daniel Downey (18___-1881). ... A Royal House or Dynasty is a sort of family name used by royalty. ... Saxe-Coburg-Gotha or Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) was once the name given to the two German duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha in Germany, in the present states of Bavaria and Thuringia, which were in personal union between 1826 and 1918. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... This page is about the wife of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Frogmore or Frogmore House is a former royal residence in England, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, and is the site of the Frogmore Mausoleum containing the grave of Victoria and Albert. ... Windsor (IPA: usually , but also ) is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, South East England. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Sandringham House is a country house on 8000 acres (32 km²) of land near the village of Sandringham, Norfolk, which is privately owned by the British Royal Family. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, left, 1848. ... The Garter is the most recognizable insignia of the Order of the Garter. ... The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is an order of chivalry associated with Ireland. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony Close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom are known by the appellation The Royal Family. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... This page is about the wife of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. ... HRH The Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, as a result of his creating it from the British branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of 16 sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally, though she is more directly involved with the United Kingdom, where the Royal Family resides, and the Monarchy is historically indigenous. ...


Many aspects of the Prince's life have been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories. His intellect, sexuality and sanity have all been the subject of various theories.

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Early life

Prince Albert Victor was born on 8 January 1864 at Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire. His father was Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. His mother was The Princess of Wales, (née Princess Alexandra of Denmark). Following the Queen's request, he was named Albert, but was known informally as Eddy. As a grandchild of the monarch in the male line, he was styled His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor of Wales from birth. January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Windsor (IPA: usually , but also ) is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, South East England. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... Hi my name is TOOD is it alright if i kiss your a** now For the Public House in EastEnders see The Queen Victoria. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Francis Charles Augustus Albert Emmanuel, of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha branch of the House of Wettin) (26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... This page is about the wife of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. ...


The Prince was christened in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on 10 March 1864 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Thomas Longley. His godparents were: Queen Victoria, Leopold I of Belgium, Christian IX of Denmark, the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the Crown Princess of Prussia, Prince Alfred, the Elector of Hesse and the Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... A photo of Charles Thomas Longley by Lewis Carroll Charles Thomas Longley (1794-1868) was an English churchman, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1862 until his death. ... This page has been invaded by General Scratcher! ... Christian IX of Denmark (April 8, 1818 – January 29, 1906) was King of Denmark from November 15, 1863 to January 29, 1906. ... Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise (21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and her consort Albert. ... Prince Alfred of the United Kingdom, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duke of Edinburgh (born 6 August 1844 and died 30 July 1900), was the second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ...


Education

Prince Albert Victor
Prince Albert Victor

The Prince's brother, Prince George of Wales (later King George V) was born on 3 June 1865. Given the close age of the two royal brothers, they were both educated together. The Queen appointed John Neale Dalton as their tutor. Given the importance of his expected future role, the Prince was given a strict programme of study, although he never excelled intellectually. Old photograph of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence. ... Old photograph of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Canon John Neale Dalton (September 24, 1839 - 1931) was a chaplain to Queen Victoria and tutor to King George V of the United Kingdom. ...


Later the royal brothers served as Naval cadets on HMS Bacchante, accompanied by Dalton. They toured the British Empire, visiting the colonies in Australia and the Far East, and also acquiring tattoos in Japan. When they returned to the UK, the brothers were parted and Albert Victor attended Trinity College, Cambridge. However, the Prince showed little interest in the intellectual atmosphere, although he did become involved in the undergraduate life. Leaving in 1885 he was sent to join the Army, in the Tenth Hussars Cavalry Regiment. A number of ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Bacchante, the name for a priestess of the Greek god Bacchus. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names Kings Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College(s) Christ Church Master The Lord Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Reputation

The official biography of Queen Mary by James Pope-Hennessy euphemistically stated that the Prince's private life was "dissipated", and he was intellectually slow. However, at least one historian (Andrew Cook) has attempted to rehabilitate his reputation, arguing that the Prince's lack of academic progress was partly due his tyrannical tutor, Dalton; that the Prince had liberal opinions, particularly on Irish Home Rule; that he was a warm and charming man; and that his reputation has been diminished by official circles eager to improve the image of his brother, Prince George, later King George V.

British Royalty
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Edward VII
Children
   Albert, Duke of Clarence
   George V
   Louise, Princess Royal
   Princess Victoria
   Maud, Queen of Norway
   Prince Alexander John
Maternal Grandchildren
   Alexandra, Duchess of Fife
   Maud of Fife

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Prospective royal brides

Three women were lined up as possible brides for the Prince. The first, in 1889, was Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (future Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia) who did not return his affection. Alexandra and her daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia, and Maria, 1913 Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (German: ) or Saint Alexandra, 6 June 1872 – 17 July 1918, under the title Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna (Russian: ), was Empress consort of the Russian Empire and the wife of Nicholas II of Russia, the...


The second, in 1890, was Princess Hélène of Orléans, whom he also loved, but the engagement had to be cancelled when Hélène (a daughter of Philippe, Count of Paris and great-granddaughter of Louis-Philippe, the last King of the French) declined to give up her Roman Catholic faith. Louis-Philippe Albert dOrléans, Comte de Paris Louis-Philippe Albert dOrléans, Comte de Paris (August 24, 1838 – September 8, 1894) was the grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of the French. ... Louis-Philippe, King of the French (October 6, 1773 – August 26, 1850) reigned as the Orléanist king of the French from 1830 to 1848. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...


Royal Dukedom

In 1890, Prince Albert Victor was created Duke of Clarence and Avondale and Earl of Athlone. He was now styled His Royal Highness The Duke of Clarence. 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Duke of Clarence is a title which has been traditionally awarded to junior members of the English and British royal families. ... The title of Earl of Athlone has been created three times. ...


Engagement

The Duke of Clarence was engaged to his second cousin once removed, Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (known as Princess May) in 1890. Princess May was the eldest daughter of Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, a granddaughter of King George III, and her husband Prince Francis, Duke of Teck. A cousin chart identifies the correct name for the relationship between two people with a common ancestor. ... Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; later Queen Mary; 26 May 1867 - 24 March 1953) was the Queen Consort of George V of the United Kingdom. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth), (November 27, 1833 – October 27, 1897), was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of King George III. She later held the title of Duchess of Teck by marriage. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... Prince Francis Duke of Teck Prince Francis, Duke of Teck (Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander; German: Franz Paul Karl Ludwig Alexander) (August 28, 1837 – January 21, 1900), was a member of the British Royal Family, the father of Queen Mary. ...


Before the marriage could take place the Duke died of pneumonia at Sandringham House in Norfolk. Prince George, left in the direct line of succession after Albert's death, eventually succeeded the throne as King George V in 1910. Prince George later married Princess Mary himself, and she became Queen Mary on George's accession. Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the alveoli (microscopic air-filled sacs of the lung responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere) become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ... Sandringham House is a country house on 8000 acres (32 km²) of land near the village of Sandringham, Norfolk, which is privately owned by the British Royal Family. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, as a result of his creating it from the British branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Cleveland Street scandal

In July 1889, the Metropolitan Police uncovered a male brothel in London's Cleveland Street. The resulting Cleveland Street Scandal implicated high ranking figures in British society including Lord Arthur Somerset and the Earl of Euston. Rumors swept upper class London of the Prince's involvement, and official papers on the case released by the Public Record Office in 1975 make coded reference to this. 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Metropolitan Police redirects here. ... Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale The most famous name associated with the male brothel. ... Major Lord Henry Arthur George Somerset, also known as Lord Arthur Somerset (17 November 1851 - 26 May 1926), was the third son of Sir Captain Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort KG PC and Lady Georgiana Charlotte Curzon. ... The title of Duke of Grafton was created in 1675 by Charles II of England for his 2nd illegitimate son by the Duchess of Cleveland, Henry FitzRoy. ... The Public Record Office of the United Kingdom is one of the two organisations that make up the National Archives (the other is the Historical Manuscripts Commission). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


It has been suggested that Lord Arthur Somerset’s solicitor Arthur Newton spread the rumors in order to take the heat off his client, and this therefore invalidates their truth. However, surviving private letters from Somerset to his friend Lord Esher, which were published in the 1990s, confirm the Prince's involvement beyond reasonable doubt. In them, Somerset states that it was he who originally told royal courtiers as "I thought they ought to know", but denies personal responsibility for the Prince's involvement, arguing that it had no more to do with him "than the fact that we (Prince Eddy and I) must perform bodily functions which we cannot do for each other." (Aronson, Prince Eddy.)


What is also clear is that there was a coverup at the highest levels. The official biographer of King George V, Harold Nicolson, was told by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard, that, with regard to the Prince's involvement in the case, "a solicitor had to commit perjury to clear him". (Lees Milne, Harold Nicolson.) Sir Harold Nicolson (November 21, 1886 – May 1, 1968) was a British diplomat, author and politician. ... The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales was, historically, the second-highest judge of the Courts of England and Wales, after the Lord Chancellor. ... Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 1946-1958 Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard (April 10, 1877–May 29, 1971) was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 1946 to 1958 and known for his heavy sentencing and reactionary views. ...


Illegitimate birth claim

Possibly to avoid the gossip which swept upper class London society in the wake of the Cleveland Street, the Prince was sent to British Raj India in 1889. Here he met a married woman, Margery Haddon, the daughter of a civil servant. The following year Haddon gave birth to a son, Clarence Guy Gordon Haddon. After the Prince's death Haddon came to England and claimed the Prince was the father of this son. The British Empire at its zenith in 1919. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Her claims were reported to the royal family and prompted a secret inquiry by the head of the police Special Branch. Papers in the National Archives show that courtiers were unsure whether her claim was true or not, and considered making a payment. What is certain is that letters from the Prince to Haddon were obtained by the Prince's solicitors, and Haddon was sent back to India in 1915 (it was never known if there was any money involved in her departure from Britain and subsequent silence thereafter), where she lived the rest of her life in obscurity. Special Branch is the arm of the British, Irish and many Commonwealth police forces that deals with national security matters. ... A solicitor is a type of lawyer in many common law jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Australia New Zealand and Canada, but not the United States (in the United States the word has a quite different meaning—see below). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


However, in the 1920s, the son, Clarence, came to England to repeat the story, and publish a book My Uncle George V. A trip to the United States was paid for him out of police funds but he returned to England to pursue his claims. The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ...


In 1934 he was bound over for three years at a hearing at the Old Bailey, on the condition that he made no claim that he was the Prince's son. He breached the conditions and was jailed for a year. Dismissed as a crank, he died a broken man. 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Even if Haddon’s claim had been proved, as with other royal illegitimacies, it would have made no difference to the royal line of succession.


Jack the Ripper rumours

Main article: Jack the Ripper royal conspiracy theories

In the 1960s and 1970s rumours first circulated in books that the Duke of Clarence may have committed, or have been responsible for, the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888. Though repeated frequently, historians have dismissed the claims using indisputable proof of the Prince's whereabouts. It has been suggested that Royalty and urban legends#Rumour: Prince Albert Victor was Jack the Ripper be merged into this article or section. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Jack the Ripper is the pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area of London, England in the second half of 1888. ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ...


For example on 30 September 1888, date of the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, the Prince was at Balmoral, the royal retreat in Scotland, in the presence of Queen Victoria, other family members, visiting German royalty and large numbers of staff. He was also seen there by newspaper reporters. According to the Court Circular that publishes all royal engagements and whereabouts, he could not have been near to any of the murders. September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Elizabeth Stride is believed to be the third victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who killed and mutilated prostitutes in the Whitechapel area of London during the late summer and autumn of 1888. ... Catharine (Kate) Eddowes (often spelled Catherine) is widely believed to be the fourth victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who killed and mutilated prostitutes in the Whitechapel area of London during the late summer and autumn of 1888. ... // Places There are several places named Balmoral. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1. ... The Court Circular is the official record of all the engagements carried out by the British Royal Family, as well as appointments to their staff and to the court. ...


Though the allegation occasionally still unfortunately surfaces on websites it is universally dismissed by academics and researchers as a classic urban legend and without foundation. Urban legends are a kind of modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them (see rumor). ...


Later life

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Edward VII of the United Kingdom as Prince of Wales and family
Prince Albert Victor appears far left.

Prince Albert Victor died of pneumonia as a complication of influenza on 14 January 1892. However many malicious rumours and conspiracy theories suggest highly improbable alternatives due to the fact that there were many witnesses at his death. One theory believes that he actually died of syphilis. Another claims that he died of a morphine overdose, deliberately administered to him. Yet another claims that he survived until the 1920s in an asylum on the Isle of Wight and that his death was faked to remove him from the line of succession. There is no particular evidence to support any of these contentions. Download high resolution version (1200x983, 353 KB)Edward VII of the United Kingdom as Prince of Wales and family - Project Gutenberg eText 15052. ... Download high resolution version (1200x983, 353 KB)Edward VII of the United Kingdom as Prince of Wales and family - Project Gutenberg eText 15052. ... Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the alveoli (microscopic air-filled sacs of the lung responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere) become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ... Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease that infects birds and mammals (primarily of the upper airways and lungs in mammals) and is caused by an RNA virus of the Orthomyxoviridae family (the influenza viruses). ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a spirochaete bacterium, Treponema pallidum. ... Morphine (INN) (IPA: ) is an extremely powerful opiate analgesic drug and is the principal active agent in opium. ... A drug overdose occurs when a chemical substance (i. ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ... An order of succession is a formula or algorithm that determines who inherits an office upon the death, resignation, or removal of its current occupant. ...


The Prince's mother, Queen Alexandra, never fully recovered from her son's death and kept the room in which he died as a shrine. The Prince is buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. His tomb, by Alfred Gilbert, is one of the most magnificent examples of Art Nouveau sculpture in Britain. A recumbent effigy of the Prince in hussar uniform lies on the tomb chest. Kneeling over him is an angel, holding a heavenly crown. The tomb is surrounded by an elaborated railing, with figures of saints. St. ... Windsor Castle: The Round Tower or keep dominating the castle, as seen from the River Thames. ... Sir Alfred Gilbert (August 12, 1854 – November 4, 1934) was an English sculptor and goldsmith who enthusiastically experimented with metallurgical innovations. ... Poster by Alfons Mucha Art Nouveau /art nuvo/, Anglicised /ˈɑːt nuːvəu/ (French for new art) is a style in art, architecture and design that peaked in popularity at the beginning of the 20th century. ... An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ...


Titles, Styles, Honours & Arms

Titles

  • 1864-1890: His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor of Wales
  • 1864-1883: His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor of Wales KG
  • 1883-1890: His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor of Wales KG KP
  • 1890-1892: His Royal Highness The Duke of Clarence and Avondale

The Garter is the most recognizable insignia of the Order of the Garter. ... The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is an order of chivalry associated with Ireland. ...

Honours

  • Full Titles: His Royal Highness The Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Earl of Athlone, Knight of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick

The Garter is the most recognizable insignia of the Order of the Garter. ... The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is an order of chivalry associated with Ireland. ...

Legacy

Through his connection to the above mentioned theories the Duke of Clarence has occasionally been portrayed in fiction. His appearances in film include:

He is also referenced in the original print version of From Hell, by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Samuel West, sometimes billed as Sam West, (born June 19, 1966) is a British actor, the son of Prunella Scales and Timothy West. ... Edward the Seventh was a TV drama series, made by Granada in 13 one-hour episodes. ... The Hughes Brothers is the collective named for twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes (b. ... The cover of the From Hell collected edition. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The cover of the From Hell collected edition. ... Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953, in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels, Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ... Alec: The King Canute Crowd by Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell (born August 10, 1955) is a Scottish-born comics artist and cartoonist who now lives in Australia. ...


The Duke of Clarence is also the basis of a pair of alternative history novels that imagine a world where Prince Eddy survives and reigns as King Victor I.

  • Dickinson, Peter. King and Joker, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1976 and Skeleton-in-Waiting, New York : Pantheon Books, 1989.

Peter Dickinson is a British author who has written a wide variety of books over a long and distinguished career. ...

References

  • Aronson, Theo. Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld. London : J. Murray, c1994.
  • Hyde, H. Montgomery. The Cleveland Street Scandal. London : W. H. Allen, 1976.
  • Knight, Stephen. Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution. New York : McKay, 1976.
  • Lees-Milne, James. The Enigmatic Edwardian: The Life of Reginald, 2nd Viscount Esher. London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1986.
  • Lees-Milne, James. Harold Nicolson (two vol.), Chatto & Windus 1980-81.
  • Sams, Ed. Victoria's Dark Secrets. Ben Lomond, CA : Yellow Tulip, ?. Web link
  • Simpson, Colin, Lewis Chester and David Leitch. The Cleveland Street Affair. Boston : Little, Brown, c1976.
  • Cook, Andrew. Prince Eddy: The King Britain Never Had, Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2006. ISBN 0-7524-3410-1. Also a one-hour TV program on Channel 4 (UK), 21 November 2005.

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An Ebbw Victor and Nebo Black Magic Grandson out of imported parents GF Prince Albert is beautifully bred.
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence (1864-1892), Eldest son of Edward VII (152 words)
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence (1864-1892), Eldest son of Edward VII
Alexandra of Denmark; Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence; Alexandra of Denmark
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