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Prince Consort's statue unveiling

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Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942)

Unveiling of the Prince Consort's Memorial, Edinburgh, August 1876. [Album of HRH The Duke of Connaught; military photographs, c.1855-1895]. 17 Aug 1876

20.4 x 28.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2502456

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During his lifetime, Prince Albert encouraged his children to learn and practice photography. This photograph is by Prince Arthur, the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It shows the unveiling of an equestrian statue of Prince Albert in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 17 August 1876. Facing far right of the statue, the royal party are visible under a covered dais. The Royal Company of Archers and the Edinburgh Artillery Volunteers can be seen on parade in the background.