On his mother's birthday (24 May) in 1874, Arthur was created a royal peer, being titled as the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex. Some years later, Arthur came into the direct line of succession to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in Germany, upon the death in 1899 of his nephew, Prince Alfred of Edinburgh , the only son of his elder brother, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh .
His father having died in 1938, Alastair succeeded, on his grandfather's death in 1942, to the titles Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex. However, he died in 1943 at the age of 28 "on active service" in Ottawa, Ontario , Canada, in unusual circumstances.
1st Duke of Kent (1902–1942) Prince Alastair Arthur 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1914–1943) Dukedom of Connaught and Strathearn extinct, 1943: Queen Elizabeth II (1926–2022) Prince Edward 2nd Duke of Kent (b. 1935) 7) Prince Michael of Kent (b. 1942) 1) George Windsor Earl of St Andrews (b. 1962) 3) Lord Nicholas Windsor (b. 1970)
His father, the Duke of Connaught, survived him by four years. Prince Arthur's son, who used the courtesy title Earl of MacDuff after 1917, succeeded his paternal grandfather as 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex in 1942, but died the following year. Honours and arms Military ranks
El príncipe Arturo, duque de Connaught y Strathearn (en inglés, Arthur William Patrick Albert; Londres, 1 de mayo de 1850-Bagshot, 16 de enero de 1942) fue el séptimo de los nueve hijos de la reina Victoria y del príncipe Alberto de Sajonia-Coburgo-Gotha.
Having decided to follow a military career, William was admitted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in January 2006. As "Lieutenant Wales"—a name based on his father's title Prince of Wales—he followed his younger brother into the Blues and Royals as a troop commander in an armoured reconnaissance unit, after which he spent five months training for the post at Bovington Camp, Dorset.
The leading generals eager to replace the Duke were Wolseley, Buller (1802–1884), Roberts (1832–1914), and the Duke of Connaught (1850–1942). The Duke of Cambridge was forced to resign his post on 1 November 1895, and was succeeded by Lord Wolseley. On his resignation he was given the title of honorary colonel-in-chief to the Forces.