CHARLET & JACOTIN Portrait of Prince Alfred (1844-1900) ca. 1860 [R/V] - x +

CN: ChJa1860alfr

MT: albumen print on paper mounted on card (9x5 / C:11x6)

TX: embossed at lower right of picture <C.J>, printed at lower left of margin in English <CHARLET & JACOTIN>, inscribed with fountain pen at lower center of margin <Le Prince Alfred>, inscribed with pencil at rear upper center <Pce Alfred>, printed at upper center <PHOTOGRAPHIE / CHARLET & JACOTIN / 37, Boult. de Strasbourg / PARIS.>, stamped below <MAISON / ALPH GIROUX>

PR: Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris

DN: Mr. Megakles Rogakos - 2009

CM: Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (6 August 1844 - 30 July 1900) was the 3 rd Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha reigning between 1893 and 1900. He was also a member of the British Royal Family, the second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Kent and Earl of Ulster in the peerage of the United Kingdom on 24 May 1866. He succeeded his paternal uncle Ernst as the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in the German Empire on 23 August 1893. § Alfred was born at Windsor Castle. His mother was the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria, the only daughter of Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. His father was Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the second son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. As a son of the monarch, he was styled His Royal Highness The Prince Alfred at birth, and was second in the line of succession behind his elder brother, The Prince of Wales. He was known to his family as "Affie", because he was so affable. § Alfred was christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Howley, at the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle on 6 September 1844. His godparents were his maternal great-uncle, The Duke of Cambridge (represented by his son, Prince George of Cambridge); his paternal aunt, The Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (represented by his maternal grandmother, The Duchess of Kent); and Queen Victoria's half-brother, The Prince of Leiningen (represented by The Duke of Wellington). [Megakles Rogakos 12/2009]