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Leopold, the Duke of Albany was the seventh child and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  A carrier of the chromosome for hemophilia, Leopold would die from a cerebral hemorrhage after a fall at the age of 30.

He is pictured here in the uniform of an Army colonel. Due to his inherited illness, he was unable to pursue a military career but was appointed to an honorary colonelcy-in-Chief of the Seaforth Highlanders.  His uniform in this photograph is not of Highland pattern and he holds a home service pattern helmet in his hand which was not part of the traditional regalia worn by officers of Highland regiments.

Carte de Visite (Trimmed)

Unknown Photographer

Great Britain

c. 1880

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