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Old 04-14-2018, 11:01 AM
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I believe Alix's mother Queen Louise had the same form of deafness as her daughter, which was hereditary otosclerosis. I'll have to look up where I read it but it was quite recently. Queen Victoria noted Louise's deafness when she met her before Bertie and Alix's engagement, but whether it was as bad as Alix's (which worsened with every pregnancy) I don't know. She ended up as deaf as a post, as we know.

I certainly don't think Prince Eddy's was on that scale or it would have been picked up but being a bit hard of hearing AND unacademic certainly would not have helped matters.
its only speculation, though that he had hearing difficulties. But I think it is vrey clear that he was more than just "unacademic". George was unacademic.. Eddy was it appears very slow mentally and also generally letharigic as well....
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Eddy's letters show he wasn't particularly "slow mentally" but he would likely be diagnosed with some form of learning difficulty today. One of his army tutors said he had no trouble learning and remembering, but not from books. At least one author noted that his spelling and handwriting were better than George's. As for the physical aspects, in his early life, he was likely just lazy. In his later life, there is now speculation that his oft commented on sallowness and thinness could have been a form of hepatitis he picked up during his tour of India in 1889. From then on, that's when correspondence between his family and doctors of his health "issues" seemed to start.
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Yes, Eddy's letters aren't bad. He and George's father Edward VII, had difficulties with books and learning in the schoolroom as well, so it could have been some form of dyslexia combined with disinterest/laziness for both father and son.
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Monologue about Prince Albert Victor
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In 1892 Prince Eddy died. "No two brothers could have loved each other more than we did," his brother Prince George wrote to his mother, Alexandra, Princess of Wales. George continued: "Alas! It is only now that I have found out how deeply I have loved him."
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After Prince Albert Victor's demise, Princess Mary of Teck became to the press the sole object of the nation's sympathy as a widowed maid. Under an ancient statute for a princess betrothed to a future heir to the throne, there were reports that she could not marry for five years. If these reports are true, could Mary have gotten engaged to Prince Eddy's brother, Prince George?
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As Mary and George became engaged only a year and four months after Albert Victor's death then obviously the ancient law, if it existed, was ignored. The country and both families felt that the couple should marry, and that was considered important. There had been endless speculation in the Press for months.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:09 AM
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After Prince Albert Victor's demise, Princess Mary of Teck became to the press the sole object of the nation's sympathy as a widowed maid. Under an ancient statute for a princess betrothed to a future heir to the throne, there were reports that she could not marry for five years. If these reports are true, could Mary have gotten engaged to Prince Eddy's brother, Prince George?
Since she did get engaged to George after Eddy's death Im not sure wht this ancient statue was
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