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Prince Alfred, duke of Edinburgh (1844–1900) by Abel Lewis, c. 1875–80 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Alfred, Prince, duke of Edinburgh (1844–1900), duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, naval officer, and son of Queen Victoria, was born Alfred Ernest Albert at Windsor Castle on 6 August 1844, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. An extroverted child, his capacity for learning delighted his parents. They feared that the comparative academic weakness of his elder brother ...


Charles Edward, Prince, second duke of Albany (1884–1954), duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was born at Claremont House, Esher, on 19 July 1884, the posthumous son of Prince Leopold, duke of Albany (1853–1884), Queen Victoria's youngest son, and his wife, Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont...