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Old 12-28-2011, 08:50 AM
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I agree the prince would not have made an ideal ruler but surely it is now common knowledge that most of these rumours have been proven to be either complete falsehoods or not based on any existing information. The David Dickinson book is a fictitious NOVEL only and it is extraordinary that the Jack the Ripper murders are still even mentioned as being connected with the Royal Family.

Oh, I know; it's highly unlikely, and probably attributable to the ongoing fascination with the Ripper.

But it's undeniable that he (known as Old Collar and Cuffs because of his extremely long neck and arms) was what might be called a dodgy character; his tutors and commanding officers despaired of teaching him anything.

And it's long been thought that his death was greeted with a sigh of relief by the RF.
Only Alexandra seems to have sincerely mourned him (but George was always her favorite child).
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May I enquire as to where your information is from because it is clear from correspondence between members of the royal family and observations made by those close to them that whatever Albert Victor’s personal deficiencies were he had been a dearly loved family member and was deeply mourned by his immediate and extended family. His death shocked both his family and the nation and it is preposterous to claim that only his mother sincerely mourned him or that the family was `relieved` whatever they privately thought of his abilities to rule in the future.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:31 PM
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The family may have been shocked by his death; maybe they did feel it keenly.
But I still believe that many of them felt a certain relief (Victoria, for example, often bemoaned Eddy's dissipated lifestyle).

And some of the candidates for his bride proved extremely reluctant (even May of Teck was worried about the marriage, and she was desperate).
If she was as grief-stricken over his loss as she claimed to be, she certainly hid it well!
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Of course like any mother Queen Alexandra mourned the death of her child but to think at one point he was thought to be jack the ripper!
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Every man in London was thought to be Jack the Ripper, I've just heard a new theory that the Elephant Man was The Ripper. Eddy seems no different than his father, too interested in sex and not much going on upstairs. Many members of that family weren't intellectuals; Eddy's brother George V, His sons David and Albert, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon and even the current queen. The reputation of Albert Victor seems to be more about building one brother up by tearing the other brother down.
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From various bios I have read, Eddie was not much different from brother George and was in fact somewhat more liberal and personable. George iv was not exactly brilliant, or in possession of much personality or interests, outside of killing animals (and stamps). He became a decent King because he followed the constitution and did not try to take over. But neither brother seemed to have inherited the charm of their father...hard to know where he got that, really, unless from George IV, when he was still youthful. Certainly not from Victoria or Albert...
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As a letter of September 6, 1889 to his cousin, Prince Louis of Battenberg reveals, Prince Albert Victor had fallen in love with Princess Alix of Hesse.
Prince Albert Victor wrote:

I thought you knew I was fond of Alicky. I did not give her the slightest sign that I loved her, although inwardly I was longing to tell her so, but I thought I had better wait my time.
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