Prince Albany
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Prince Albany
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  • 1767
    Age 27
    In the late summer of 1767, on his way to Genoa, the duke fell ill and had to be landed in the harbour of Monaco.
    More Details Hide Details Despite the care and attention he was given, he died in the Palace of Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, on 17 September. The state bedchamber where the ill duke died has since been known as the York Room. After his death, his body was returned to London aboard, and is interred in Westminster Abbey. Edward was granted use of the arms of the kingdom, differenced by a label argent of five points, the centre bearing a cross gules, the other points each bearing a canton gules.
  • 1765
    Age 25
    On 27 July 1765, he was initiated into the Masonic Order.
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  • 1762
    Age 22
    From the time his brother became king and until the birth of the king's first child, the future George IV, on 12 August 1762, the duke was heir presumptive to the British throne.
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  • 1760
    Age 20
    When Edward's brother ascended the throne on 25 October 1760 as George III, he named Edward a privy counsellor.
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    He was created Duke of York and Albany and Earl of Ulster by his paternal grandfather, George II, on 1 April 1760.
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  • 1759
    Age 19
    He was made Captain on 14 June 1759, Rear-Admiral of the Blue in 1761 and Vice-Admiral of the Blue in 1762.
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  • 1758
    Age 18
    Prince Edward showed an interest in naval affairs and sought permission to serve with the Royal Navy. He participated in the naval descents against the French coast taking part in the failed Raid on St Malo, which ended in the Battle of St. Cast in 1758.
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  • 1739
    Born on March 25, 1739.
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