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The Duke & Duchess of Connaught, 1880

Unmarked silver model, on ebonied base, of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) in Highland dress, and his wife Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. Prince Arthur was the third and favourite son of Queen Victoria. He enjoyed a distinguished military career, commanding a division in the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882 and rising to the rank of Field Marshal. He was Governor General of Canada during the First World War.

© The Armoury of St James's 17 Piccadilly Arcade London SW1Y 6NH