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An inscription engraved to the gold mount ‘Presented to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by the Stockmen of Dunedin, Ottago, April 1869’
Size: 37cm long, 3.5cm dia. (max) – 14½ ins long, 1¼ ins dia. (max)
‘Presented to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by the Stockmen of Dunedin, Ottago, April 1869’
Prince Alfred was born at Windsor Castle in 1844 and was second in line of succession to his brother, later King Edward VII. He was destined for a career in the Royal Navy and as the Commander of HMS Galatea, and newly created the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1867 he embarked on a world tour. He became the first member of the British Royal Family to visit Australia where he narrowly survived an assassination attempt. He arrived in New Zealand in 1869 where he was greeted with great enthusiasm. In 1871 Prince Alfred married the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, daughter of Alexander II of Russia, and in 1893 succeeded his uncle Ernest II as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Prince Alfred died in 1900.