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Queen Victoria’s Journal- The birth of Prince Arthur of Connaught, 13th January 1883

On 13th January 1883, Prince Arthur, son of Prince Arthur and grandson of Queen Victoria, was born at Windsor Castle.


The Duke and Duchess of Connaught with their children, dated October 1883. Prince Arthur is in his mothers arms © Royal Collection Trust / HM King Charles III 2024

Queen Victoria wrote -


'Dull & Misty. The Boys had to leave quite early this morning, in order to be present at the unveiling of the Prince Imperial’s statue at Woolwich. – They want to greatly reduce the number of Troops in Egypt, which I am much against. – Walked with Beatrice after breakfast. – Just as I got home a telegram was put into my hand, from Adela Larking, saying Louischen had been safely delivered of a son. & both were doing well. Great joy, a future little soldierl Evidently Arthur cannot have been there. Had a telegram later, from him, saying he had got back from Woolwich to find a splendid boy. – Bertie & L’ Sydney telegraphed that all had gone off well at Woolwich. Heard how pleased the poor soldier at Netley had been, by the pheasants I sent them from here. After dinner, Beatrice played with Ethel C. on 2 pianos Good accounts of Louischen & the Baby'



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