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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900), Naval officer; second son of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 69 portraits
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, joined the Navy in 1858, at the age of fourteen. On the abdication of King Otto of Greece in 1862, Alfred was chosen by the Greeks to succeed him, but political conventions made it impossible for the British government to accede to their wishes. Meanwhile, Alfred pursued his naval career. In 1863 he was promoted to Lieutenant and three years later to Captain. By 1893 he was Admiral of the Fleet. He was highly respected as a well-informed and able fleet leader.

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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany; Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 19 April 1864
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
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The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by James Russell & Sons
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Johnstone, O'Shannessy & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867-1868
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

after Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

possibly by William Bradley
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1872
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1872
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
carbon carte-de-visite, 1872
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1872
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