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Duke of Clarence and Avondale

Dukedom of Clarence and Avondale
Coat of Arms of Albert, Duke of Clarence and Avondale.svg
Creation date24 May 1890
CreationFirst
MonarchQueen Victoria
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderPrince Albert Victor
Last holderPrince Albert Victor
Remainder tothe 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesEarl of Athlone
StatusExtinct
Extinction date14 January 1892

Duke of Clarence and Avondale was a title awarded to a prince of the British Royal Family; the creation was in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1]

'Clarence' is believed to refer to Clare in Suffolk; 'Avondale' refers to the valley of the Avon Water in Scotland.

While there had previously been several creations of Dukes of Clarence (and one Duke of Clarence and St Andrews), the sole creation of a dukedom of Clarence and Avondale was for Prince Albert Victor, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). This was the last royal dukedom to be created with two territorial designations. The Duke died of pneumonia in 1892 and the title again became extinct.

Dukes of Clarence and Avondale (1890)

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Prince Albert Victor
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1890–1892
also: Earl of Athlone (1890)
Prince Albert Edward 8 January 1864
Frogmore House
son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
Never married 14 January 1892
Sandringham House, Sandringham
aged 28

References

  1. ^ "No. 26056". The London Gazette. 24 May 1890. p. 3019.

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