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« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2020, 08:48:55 AM »

On September 9, 1862, Prince Albert Edward proposed to Princess Alexandra at Laeken Royal Palace, the home of King Leopold I of Belgium, Edward's granduncle.

I bet the Queen was immensely relieved. Alexandra by contrast surely didn't know what she was getting herself into.
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« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2020, 10:05:04 PM »

King Edward VII shooting over Sandringham preserves     
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« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2020, 10:18:08 PM »

Not only was King Edward VII fond of his daughter-in-law, Princess Mary of Teck, he had a high opinion of her intelligence. He used to talk freely about political and foreign affairs which he would never have dreamed discussing with his daughters. Edward VII's trust in Princess Mary was so great that he gave her his express permission to see the King's Boxes along with the Prince of Wales.
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« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2020, 10:00:35 PM »

When King Kalakaua of Hawaii was in England on an official visit, Prince Albert Edward escorted him to banquets, invited him to luncheon at Marlborough House and to a ball where Princess Alexandra opened the royal quadrille with him. Prince Albert Edward urged his friends to give dinners for King Kalakaua.
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« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2020, 09:56:43 PM »

When King Edward VII made a trip abroad, he made sure that the luggage contained an ample supply of presents and decorations, particularly of the ribbons and insignia of the Victorian Order, to be bestowed upon attentive officials and obliging friends.
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« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2020, 11:51:44 PM »

Signed photo of King Edward VII in military uniform     
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« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2020, 09:11:32 PM »

Would it have been possible for Prince Albert Victor to have become Viceroy of India?
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« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2020, 10:24:35 PM »

Would it have been possible for Prince Albert Victor to have become Viceroy of India?

I think it would've been highly unlikely. These posts usually required real politicians and even more so travelling and AV was the direct heir.

He wouldn't have been allowed to simply spent half a year in India.
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« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2020, 07:24:19 AM »

King Edward VII made a State Visit to Cardiff, Wales in 1908.   
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« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2020, 07:26:45 AM »

After Alexandra became Queen, she insisted that as Balmoral was Queen Victoria's favorite home, it must remain exactly as it had been in her time. None of the wallpaper must be changed.
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« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2020, 11:12:07 AM »

Would it have been possible for Prince Albert Victor to have become Viceroy of India?

By the time he was old enough it was clear he wasn't capable of doing such a role.

The position of Viceroy of India was too important to give to someone who wasn't all that bright and struggled to do some of the basics educationally (like his father he wasn't a great reader but his father could 'read people' which was a skill Albert Victor lacked).

The Queen did appoint her son-in-law as Governor-General of Canada but he was a lot more intelligent and capable. She refused to appoint Bertie as Viceroy to Ireland. She certainly wasn't going to then appoint her grandson to a more prestigious post than one she had denied her son and heir.
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« Reply #56 on: May 24, 2020, 01:13:17 PM »

Would it have been possible for Prince Albert Victor to have become Viceroy of India?

By the time he was old enough it was clear he wasn't capable of doing such a role.

The position of Viceroy of India was too important to give to someone who wasn't all that bright and struggled to do some of the basics educationally (like his father he wasn't a great reader but his father could 'read people' which was a skill Albert Victor lacked).

The Queen did appoint her son-in-law as Governor-General of Canada but he was a lot more intelligent and capable. She refused to appoint Bertie as Viceroy to Ireland. She certainly wasn't going to then appoint her grandson to a more prestigious post than one she had denied her son and heir.

Plus it was never common to appoint the first born heirs for such a Position. Whether it was India or Canada These positions requiered for one holding it to stay there for a prolonged time and this wasn't possible for the heir. Not talking about the sometimes also dangerous account of it. Most commonly such Position were given to second or third born sons or as you mentioned in-laws.
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« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2020, 09:45:58 AM »

I think for all their faults the Windsors (and before the Saxe Gotha Gs) have somewhat accepted that they are not really the sharpest knife in the drawer. They have had a knack though of keeping rather intelligent and educated people on their staff, and eventually listen to their advice. Once they do that, they come out as quite capable. Without them they are lost.
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« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2020, 04:46:04 PM »

It's a pity they cant find some super smart girl willing to take on for the team and breed some intelligence into the bloodline, much like Diana brought height.
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« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2020, 05:18:17 PM »

The smart ones run for the hills
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