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On January 14th 1892 the country received a shock. The eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, died. He had been suffering from a severe attack of influenza combined with pneumonia. The poignancy of the event was made even more so since the death occurred shortly after the announcement of the young Prince’s approaching marriage to Princess Mary of Teck. He was only 28 years of age. On January 23rd the weekly issue, (number 2753, vol. 100, pages 97-128 priced at one shilling) was turned into an
‘In Memoriam’ number.

(Appendix List no. 22) In this issue are recorded his death at Sandringham, the funeral service in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on January 20 and scores of engravings and photographs illustrating his life and career. A significant portion of the magazine is devoted to Princess Mary of Teck and the Duke’s brother, Prince George of Wales. The magazine has a black and white front wrapper. It depicts a grieving Britannia mourning over a photograph of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale.next page >>

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