British Royalty. Born Prince Arthur Frederick Patrick Albert at Windsor Castle, he was the eldest son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Louise of Prussia, and a grandson of Queen Victoria. The first royal prince to be educated at Eton College, he went on to attend the Royal Military College Sandhurst and was commissioned into the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars. After seeing active duty with the Hussars during the Boer War, he was promoted to the rank of captain in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). In 1922 he was promoted to the honorary rank of major general, serving as aide-de-camp to his cousin, King George V. As George's children were still too young to undertake public relations, Arthur attended to a great number of these ceremonial duties both at home and abroad. Arthur married Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife, his first cousin once removed, on October 12, 1913. They had only one child, Prince Alastair. From 1920 to 1923, Arthur served as governor-general and commander-in-chief in South Africa. Upon returning to Britain, he became involved with a number of charitable organizations and was an active Freemason. His last public appearance was the coronation of King George VI in May of 1937. He died of stomach cancer the following year at the age of 55.
Bio by: Kristen Conrad
Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Duff
1891–1959 (m. 1913)