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Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) was the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. As an adult Alfred undertook a career in the Royal Navy. He held several notable commands including that at Plymouth and the Channel and Mediterranean Fleets.  Lord Charles Beresford said that Alfred had "a great natural ability for handling a fleet" and noted that he "would have made a first-class fighting admiral."

In 1893 Alfred resigned his British titles when he assumed that of Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha for which his father Prince Albert had once been heir.

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Abel Lewis - Photographer

Douglas, Ilse of Man, England

c. 1885

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