H.R.H. Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught in the uniform of the Rifle Brigade.


 H.R.H. Prince Arthur [Duke of Connaught]. A carte de visite by Maull & Co, showing the Prince in the uniform of the Rifle Brigade into which he was commissioned in 1868. He is shown seated at a desk wearing the distinctive uniform with the three stars of the Orders of the Garter, the Thistle and St Patrick. As he does not wear the ribbon or medal for the Fenian Raid in Canada of 1871 to which he was entitled we may assume this to date close to 1869. In 1870 he was made G.C.M.G. Later as Duke of Connaught he spent much time in India where he commanded in Bombay for a period. There is a vertical crease running through the prince’s right shoulder. Prince Arthur was the favourite son of Queen Victoria and lived into his nineties.

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