Friday, October 3, 2014

Arthur, Duke of Connaught

Victoria and Albert's youngest son.
Queen Victoria didn't like babies much, but her seventh child, Prince Arthur, seems to have been the exception to that rule. Born at Buckingham Palace on 1 May 1850 (the same day as the Duke of Wellington, who was chosen as his godfather), the little prince had an easy-going and obedient nature that appealed to the Queen right from the start. The adoring mother gushed that he was "dearer than any of the others put together", probably because, unlike his siblings, he "has never given us a day’s sorrow or trouble". (Read more.)

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