1. Hunting for disease genes

Leopold George Duncan Albert, Duke of Albany, eighth child and youngest son of Queen Victoria, was buried on Saturday, April 12, 1884, in the Albert Memorial Chapel, Windsor Castle.1 He was only 31. Leopold’s pregnant wife Princess Helene, the daughter of George Victor, reigning Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont, arrived by carriage to view her husband’s remains and to shed some tears over them. Next, the Seaforth Highlanders, in which Leopold was an honorary colonel, arrived. They were wearing their medals and sidearms. The Coldstream Guards followed the Seaforths led by their band. The servants of the late Prince Albert, the servants of the Queen, and then the gentlemen of Leopold’s household followed them. The coffin was ...

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