PRINCE ARTHUR OF CONNAUGHT. Photograph Signed.
Prince of the United Kingdom. Grandson of Queen Victoria. Son of Arthur Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. He was married to Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife. Arthur was Governor-General of South Africa from 1920 to 1924.
Photograph, signed by Prince Arthur on mount below the printed greeting "With best wishes for" to which Arthur has appended the words "Xmas and New Year" in his own hand. The PHOTOGRAPH
shows Arthur, his wife Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife and their only child, Alastair. All are shown full-length in highland dress in an outdoor setting, probably taken in the grounds of Hill Lodge.
Approx 15 x 11 cms (including mount). Slight edge wear. Very good.
Prince Arthur of Connaught was educated at Sandhurst and saw action in the Boer War as a young officer in the 7th Hussars. During the First World War, as a captain in the Greys, he served in France as aide-de-camp to successive leaders of the British Expeditionary Force, John French and Douglas Haig. His only son, Alastair, shown in this photograph, died unexpectedly whilst in Canada in 1943.