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The Prince of Wales and Prince Alfred with their companions

Jun 1854

RCIN 2800675

Children from respectable families were sometimes invited to the royal residences as companions for the young Princes and Princesses. On 22 June 1854, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, wrote in his diary that 'in the afternoon the 2 Farquarsons, the 2 Dawsons, Charlie Phipps, St Maur, Arthur Clinton came to play with us.'

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