Prince Alfred of Saxe Coburg and Gotha was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the only son of Prince Alfred, the second son of Victoria and Albert. Young Alfred died in 1899, possibly the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death devastated his parents, Alfred and Maria Alexandrovna.
Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (1874-99). Photograph of Prince Alfred, the eldest child and only son of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (and later of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha), and his wife, formerly Grand Duchess Marie of Russia. August 1876.
Queen Paola, Queen consort of the Belgians and wife of King Albert II, wearing Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Bandeau Tiara, Belgium (early 20th c.; diamonds).
Princess (now Queen) Paola of Belgium in 1973.
The Royal Collection: Prince Alfred, 1864 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.7 1863-1864]
Baring Ruby Necklace worn with the Burmese Ruby Tiara and one of Queen Mary's chain link bracelets, the diamond evening watch and the Order of the Garter worn by HM Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (The Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) and dog, 1864.
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia was a daughter of Alexander II of Russia/Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Maria became the wife of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the 2nd son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She died in exile in Switzerland after World War I when Coburg, the principality her husband and nephew had ruled, ceased to exist. It has been said that she died of shock when the postman delivered a letter addressed to plain 'Frau Coburg.'