Prince Leopold: The Untold Story of Queen Victoria's Youngest Son Paperback – 21 Oct 1999
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About the Author
Charlotte Zeepvat is a freelance writer and Deputy Editor of the magazine Royalty Digest. She is the author of Queen Victoria's Family, Romanov Autumn, The Camera and the Tsars and Royal Governesses. She lives in Sussex. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, Duke of Albany, was the youngest son and secong youngest child of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort. Born at Buckingham Palace 7 April 1853 he died already in Cannes 28 March 1884, only two years after his marriage to Helene Princess zu Waldeck and Pyrmont (1861-1922). They had two children: Princess Alice (later the Countess of Athlone) was born 1883 and a son Prince Charles( later to be the sovereign Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)was born after his father' s death in July 1884.
One might be tempted to say that not much can be written about one of the younger princes who only happen to live 31 odd years.
And indeed it seems that most of his siblings have a much higher profile as the Duke of Albany: Edward VII. as King, Victoria as the Empress Frederick, Alice as Grand Duchess of Hesse, Alfred as Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and the Duke of Connaught as the Queen's favorite son. Only his sisters Helena and Beatrice - like him - seem to less well known. The only thing setting him apart: He was the first member of the royal family suffering from haemophilia.
The well-known author on royalty, Charlotte Zeepvat, has in this excellent rediscoverd this "lost prince". Only too often Leopold was reduced to somebody being sick, to be shield and over-protected by his royal mother. He had too struggle to lead a normal life.Read more ›
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very detailed and informative. Poor Leopold, I felt so sorry for him, do read this it will make you think!Published 6 months ago by charlotte
A fascinating insight into the lives of the Royal family and in particular into the life of Prince Leopold who strove to come out from the rather stifling, but understandably so,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by music lover
Interesting what went on in those days! An educational read, and an insight into the l ife and mores of the times.Published 16 months ago by House Fairy
Once I started, I could not put this down! A very engaging writing style and a deeply evocative story makes for a captivating read that I highly recommend.Published 17 months ago by Sarah
This was a very insightful book and was an interesting companion through many a long nights.Published 18 months ago by purplemonkeydishwasher
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