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Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« on: February 25, 2006, 06:46:58 PM »
Tsaria asked that a new thread on Eddy be started because of the size of the other one. This was one of the last photos I'd posted on the original so thought I'd use it as a jump off for this one:


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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 02:28:48 AM »
Marvellous...one can never have too much Eddy... :P :-*

It's time I made a pictorial contribution here, I feel.

Eddy and George in Brisbane, Australia, 1881.  :D

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 03:36:16 AM »
Thank you grandduchessella - brilliant beginning.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 02:12:56 PM »
 :DThank you, Grace, for that rare photo indeed.  Let's keep it going.

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 09:59:04 PM »
Here's the full image of the one print of Eddy. It was a 2-page spread in the ILN. I think this is one of the first Eddy purchases I ever made. Even though the ILN usually called him Prince Albert Victor, the caption says HRH Prince Victor of Wales

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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 01:24:02 PM »

Prince Albert Victors funeral.


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Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 01:17:02 PM »
Goodness  is that him on his deathbed     how sad :'(    wonder what sort of King he wouldve made    under what name would he rule? ???   what would the Monarchy look like today

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2006, 03:59:08 PM »
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Goodness  is that him on his deathbed     how sad :'(    wonder what sort of King he wouldve made    under what name would he rule? ???   what would the Monarchy look like today


That is a drawing. There was an actual photograph of Eddy on his death bed posted on the other thread. (Last few pages)

Eddy would have been Edward VIII.  

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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2006, 04:07:38 PM »
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Eddy would have been Edward VIII.  


Queen Victoria would have prefered Albert I.! ;D ;)

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2006, 04:12:48 PM »
Those who have queries regarding Eddy and his life could read the new book Prince Eddy: The King Britain Never Had.

It paints a more realistic portrait of him as a thoughtful, quite intelligent man, far removed from the royal idiot and morally oblivious person we have been led to believe him as in recent times.  :)
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2006, 05:59:11 PM »
That's good news about the Eddy book.

I suppose we can assume he would have taken the title Edward VIII--but we'll never really know for sure, will we.

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2006, 07:11:18 PM »
Well since his family and friends called him Eddy, and he signed his correspondance (and indeed signed his cheques, I've seen one!) 'Edward'....I think it's safe to assume he would have been King Edward VIII.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2006, 01:35:50 AM »
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Queen Victoria would have prefered Albert I.! ;D ;)



wasn't queen victoria the one who specifically asked for no king to be called albert in order for her dearest to remain THE albert? i mean bertie bicked the name edward vii, and the other bertie picked george vi and i always thought it was because of that

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2006, 04:32:15 AM »
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wasn't queen victoria the one who specifically asked for no king to be called albert in order for her dearest to remain THE albert? i mean bertie bicked the name edward vii, and the other bertie picked george vi and i always thought it was because of that


No, quite the opposite! QV dreamed of a dynasty of kings called Albert. From a letter she wrote to George (Then Duke of York)

'My chief object and anxiety about Albert is that it should mark the Dynasty which becomes on dear Papa's  (future Edward VII) succeeding me, like the Norman, Plantagenet, Tudor, Stewart and finally Brunswick & all will be united in the Coburg dynasty.'

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