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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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D33661

Key to 'Royal Family Group, 1874' (Queen Victoria with her family)

after Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Unknown artist
ink on acetate, (1881)
NPG D33661

x39703

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferte Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x39703

Ax9751

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax9751

Ax128903

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG Ax128903

x197214

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghemar Freres, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Emile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197214

x197207

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG x197207

Ax15978

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15978

D31861

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Alphonse Leon Noel, after Franz Xaver Winterhalter
lithograph, 1846
On display in the Bedroom at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG D31861