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Arthur William Patrick Albert

"Our Soldier Prince"

Son of Queen Victoria and Governor General of Canada

This original 1890 Vanity Fair print by Sir Leslie Ward (signed as "Spy") is of Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. You can see the royal symbol in the top right corner of the print for this son of Queen Victoria who after his military service became the Governor General of Canada from 1911 to 1916.

The biography by Jehu Junior originally published in 1890, a partial copy of which is included with this print, notes the prince's titles, pedigree and military service:

" Duke of Connaught and of Strathearn, and Earl of Sussex, Prince of the United Kingdom, Duke of Saxony and Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the third son of the Sovereign, was born in Buckingham Palace in 1850...he has made that great and constant progress in military education which is needed in a real, as distinguished from a toy soldier; so that he now has very military as well as Royal qualification for the office of Commander-in-Chief."

This print comes already matted to a standard 16 x 20" frame size so it will be easy and inexpensive to frame and is enclosed in a protective plastic sleeve. A very colorful and striking royal print.

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