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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, 2nd son of Queen Victoria (1844-1900)

Some men of Prince Alfred's party while encamped by a river in South Africa 22 Aug 1860

RCIN 2917614

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In July to September 1860 Prince Alfred paid an official visit to South Africa while serving as a midshipman on board HMS Euryalus. His tour took him through the Cape Colony, Eastern Cape, Natal and the Orange Free State. The Prince, who had learnt the rudiments of photography before the visit, took with him a double stereoscopic box camera and other photographic materials and equipment. The Prince was an excellent shot and very fond of hunting. This photograph shows some members of the Royal party ready for a hunting expedition.