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Prince Alfred of Great Britain[edit]

This is the archived discussion of the TFAR nomination for the article below. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests). Please do not modify this page unless you are renominating the article at TFAR. For renominations, please add {{collapse top|Previous nomination}} to the top of the discussion and {{collapse bottom}} at the bottom, then complete a new nomination underneath. To do this, see the instructions at {{TFAR nom/doc}}.

The result was: not scheduled by Gog the Mild (talk) 11:59, 2 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, 1782
Portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, 1782

Prince Alfred (1780–1782) was the fourteenth child and ninth and youngest son of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland and his queen consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The prince was baptised by Frederick Cornwallis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Great Council Chamber at St James's Palace on 21 October 1780. His godparents were his elder siblings George, Prince of Wales; Prince Frederick; and Charlotte, Princess Royal. From birth, Alfred was a delicate child. He suffered from "eruptions" on his face and, throughout his life, a cough. In 1782, Alfred became unwell and died after his inoculation against the smallpox virus. Although the household did not go into mourning (it was not prescribed for royal children under seven), his parents took the loss harshly. Prince Alfred's early death, along with the demise of his brother Prince Octavius six months later, deeply distressed the royal family. In his later bouts of madness, King George imagined conversations with both of his youngest sons.

Oppose in favour of Edward I. Unlimitedlead (talk) 20:46, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment: I am currently tentatively scheduling Edward I of England for 6 May. I am open to persuasion, but Edward seems a better coronation day choice than Alfred to me. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:08, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Gog the Mild: Ah, I agree. That sound better. Unlimitedlead (talk) 18:11, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you were to formally nominate it we could gauge community support, or lack thereof. Gog the Mild (talk) 18:14, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Will do. Unlimitedlead (talk) 18:17, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wouldn't have a problem with that. I was unaware there was another suitable royal article, it was only promoted in February. Sheila1988 (talk) 20:01, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]