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Old 04-14-2018, 08:32 PM
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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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Old 04-15-2018, 01:33 AM
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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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Please note that speculative posts (and responses) without sources have been deleted.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:23 PM
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Monologue about Prince Albert Victor


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."

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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Old 07-21-2019, 11:13 PM
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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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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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Old 11-03-2019, 07:52 PM
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Do you think that Prince Albert Victor would have been good in the position of Viceroy of Ireland?
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