Prince Arthur of Connaught

Prince Arthur of Connaught

Born Jan 13, 1883

Prince Arthur of Connaught and Strathearn was a member of the British Royal Family, a grandson of Queen Victoria. Prince Arthur held the title of a British prince with the style His Royal Highness. He also served as Governor-General of the Union of South Africa from 20 November 1920 to 21 January 1924.… Read More

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Arthur was baptised in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle on 16 February 1883, and his godparents were Queen Victoria (his paternal grandmother), Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (his great-great aunt, for whom his paternal aunt The Princess Beatrice stood proxy), Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia (his maternal uncle, who was represented by the German Ambassador Count Münster), Princess Henry of the Netherlands (his maternal aunt, who was represented by Countess Münster), the Duke of Cambridge (the Queen's cousin), and the Duke of Edinburgh (his paternal uncle, whose brother the Prince of Wales represented him). … Read More


1901 18 Years Old After attending finishing school, Prince Arthur was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from where he was commissioned into the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars in 1901. … Read More


1907 24 Years Old In 1907, he was promoted to the rank of captain in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). … Read More


1913 30 Years Old On 15 October 1913, Prince Arthur married Princess Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife (17 May 1891 – 26 February 1959) at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London. … Read More
1918 35 Years Old …  In 1918, he was a guest aboard the Japanese battlecruiser when she voyaged from Japan to Canada.
1920 37 Years Old In 1920, Prince Arthur succeeded Viscount Buxton as governor-general and commander-in-chief in South Africa. … Read More


1924 41 Years Old Like his father, the Duke of Connaught, he was active in the Freemasons, becoming Provincial Grand Master for Berkshire in 1924.


1937 54 Years Old One of his last public appearances was at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937. … Read More
1938 56 Years Old Prince Arthur of Connaught died of stomach cancer at age 55 on 12 September 1938. … Read More
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