Today in History - January 8th. 1864 - Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

Albert Victor Christian Edward was born on January 8th. 1864 at Frogmore House
in Windsor (Berkshire).


Prince Albert with his parents
Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Wales
(formerly known as Alexandra of Denmark). Prince Albert was a grandchild
of Queen Victoria. 



Prince Albert
Source picture: Wikipedia

There were some possible brides for him inter alia:

-Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (later she married Tsar Nicholas II of Russia);
-Princess Hélène of Orléans (but she was catholic);
- Princess Mary of Teck (later she married Prince Albert's younger brother George V).

Before Prince Albert could marry, he became ill. 
He died on January 14th. 1892 (before the death of Queen Victoria and his father).
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