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  1. Territorial Decoration. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942), was the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He served as the Governor General of Canada, the tenth since Canadian Confederation and the only British prince to do so.

  2. 14/05/2022 · Prince Arthur was born on 1 May 1850. His full name was Arthur William Patrick Albert. He was born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He was the seventh child of the couple and the third son of his mother. In 1874 he was declared a royal duke and became the first Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and the Earl of Sussex.

  3. Arthur served as the Governor General of Canada from 1911 to 1916. He was created Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex in 1874. He was the longest lived issue of Queen Victoria.He died in 1942 .He lived to age 91. He was the father of the Crown Princess of Sweden.

    • 13 October 1911 – 11 November 1916
    • The Earl Grey
    • Early Life and Education
    • Military Posting and Royal Tour of Canada
    • Marriage and Children
    • Military Career in Egypt and India
    • 1890 Tour of Canada
    • Governor General of Canada
    • The First World War
    • Later Life
    • Legacy

    Prince Arthur was born at Buckingham Palace, the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Arthur was named after his godfather, Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, with whom he shared a birthday. Arthur had his own household in Greenwich, governed by a Crimean Warveteran, Captain Howard Elphi...

    Arthur undertook his first military service posting in Canada from 1869 to 1870, serving as an officer with the Montréal detachment of the Rifle Brigade. He wrote, “Most anxious am I to consider for the time being Montreal as my home, and to lose no opportunity of becoming full acquainted with its institutions, its people, and its commerce.” The Ri...

    On 13 March 1879, Connaught married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The couple had three children: Princess Margaret (1882–1920), who married the future King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden; Prince Arthur (1883–1938), who served as governor general of South Africa from 1920 to 1924; and Princess Patricia, Lady ...

    Connaught’s decades-long military career included postings around the world, in what was then the British Empire, making him one of the most well-travelled members on the royal family in his generation. In 1882, he became the last member of the royal family to lead a major battle formation, commanding a guards brigade at the Battle of Tell-al-Kebir...

    In 1890, Connaught toured Canada with the Duchess, on their way home to Britain from India. They became the first members of the royal family to cross Canada via the recently completed Canadian Pacificrailroad. Press coverage of the tour treated Connaught’s journey across Canada as a homecoming, publishing reminiscences of his military service 20 y...

    Connaught served in Britain during the 1890s, achieving the rank of Field Marshal in 1902. He became Inspector General of the Forces in 1904 and was placed in command of British garrisons in the Mediterranean in 1908–09. In 1911, Connaught became governor general of Canada, representing his nephew, King George V. The appointment was well received i...

    Connaught took a strong interest in recruitment and strategy during the First World War, reviewing regiments, touring hospitals and inspecting auxiliary military services. Connaught was critical of Canada’s wartime leadership. Although he remained on cordial terms with Prime Minister Robert Borden, Connaught privately considered him a weak wartime ...

    Connaught continued to undertake public engagements and royal tours after his departure from Canada. He outlived his wife, who died in 1917, and his two elder children. He maintained a lifelong interest in Canadian affairs, corresponding with Borden for decades, and entertaining Vincent Massey, the Canadian High Commissioner in London and future go...

    Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Prince Arthur Street in Montréal, the Connaught block in Ottawa and the Connaught railway tunnel under the Selkirk Mountains are named for Connaught. Rideau Hall assumed its current form during Connaught’s term as governor general and the Connaught Cup remains the trophy for marksmanship in the RCMP.

  4. The Duke and Duchess of Connaught with their children in 1893. Prince Arthur was born on 13 January 1883 at Windsor Castle. His father was Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His mother was the former Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia .

  5. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family who served as the Governor General of Canada, the 10th since Canadian Confederation.

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