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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 DetailsHide DetailsDespite 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.
On 27 July 1765, he was initiated into the Masonic Order.
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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