English: Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (Albert Victor Christian Edward; 8 January 1864 – 14 January 1892) was a member of the British Royal Family, as the eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and Alexandra of Denmark. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to the throne after his father. However, he predeceased his father, and the crown eventually passed to his younger brother, Prince George (George V), the grandfather of the current British monarch, Elizabeth II. Many aspects of the Prince's life have been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories, among them his intellect, sexuality, and sanity, the most notorious of which rendered him a suspect in the murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
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