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Near Windsor in England, the first child, and male heir, of the Prince and Princess of Wales is born

Prince of Wales, 1859, detail
01/08/1864
The nineteen year-old Alexandra, Princess of Wales gave birth to a son at just before nine in the evening at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle in southern England.  She and the Prince of Wales had been married the previous year and the child had not be expected for some days.  The healthy boy was named Albert Victor and took his place as second in line to Queen Victoria's throne.  He never became king, however, since he died of pneumonia in 1892. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1864 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 2.

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