Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

European Royalty

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale was a member of the British Royal Family. He was the eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Alexandra, Princess of Wales (later Queen Alexandra), and the grandson of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale.


Albert Victor was born two months prematurely on 8 January 1864 at Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire. … Read More
1865 1 Year Old When Albert Victor was just short of seventeen months old, his brother, Prince George of Wales, was born on 3 June 1865. … Read More


1883 19 Years Old The brothers were parted in 1883; George continued in the navy and Albert Victor attended Trinity College, Cambridge. … Read More


1884 20 Years Old In August 1884, he spent some time at Heidelberg University studying German, before returning to Cambridge.
1885 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Leaving Cambridge in 1885, where he had already served as a cadet in the 2nd Cambridge University Battalion, he was gazetted as an officer in the 10th Hussars. … Read More
1886 22 Years Old …  James Kenneth Stephen, Albert Victor's former tutor, refused all food from the day of Albert Victor's death and died 20 days later; he had suffered a head injury in 1886 which left him suffering from psychosis. … Read More
1887 23 Years Old …  At his trial the following January, the prosecution produced documents showing that Haddon's enlistment papers, marriage certificate, officer's commission, demobilisation papers and employment records all showed he was born in or before 1887, at least two years before Albert Victor met Mrs. Haddon. … Read More
The foreign press suggested that Albert Victor was sent on a seven-month tour of British India from October 1889 to avoid the gossip which swept London society in the wake of the scandal. … Read More
On his return from India, Albert Victor was created Duke of Clarence and Avondale and Earl of Athlone on 24 May 1890, Queen Victoria's 71st birthday.
…  After two unsuccessful courtships, he was engaged to be married to Princess Mary of Teck in late 1891. … Read More
1892 28 Years Old He developed pneumonia and died at Sandringham House in Norfolk on 14 January 1892, less than a week after his 28th birthday. … Read More