Friday, January 22, 2010

Duke of Connaught won't be at funeral

January 22, 1936

The 85-year-old Duke of Connaught will be not be able to attend the funeral of his nephew, King George V, at Windsor on Tuesday, the New York Times reports. This is due to his advanced age. The Duke, the only surviving son of Queen Victoria, will attend a memorial service in Bath, where he is "spending the Winter."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Marlene.

I have often wondered how the Duke of Connaught coped in the circumstances of outliving so many of the next generation of his family.

Two of his own 3 children predeceased him too, as you know.

Kindly, Keith.