Dukedom of Clarence and Avondale
Creation date24 May 1890
Created byVictoria
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderPrince Albert Victor
Last holderPrince Albert Victor
Remainder tothe 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesEarl of Athlone
Extinction date14 January 1892

Duke of Clarence and Avondale was a title awarded to Prince Albert Victor, a grandson of Queen Victoria, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1]

'Clarence' is believed[by whom?] to refer to Clare in Suffolk; 'Avondale' refers to the valley of the Avon Water in Scotland.

Whilst there had previously been several creations of Dukes of Clarence (and one Duke of Clarence and St Andrews), the sole creation of a dukedom of Clarence and Avondale was for Albert Victor, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). This was the last royal dukedom to be created with two territorial designations.

The Duke died of pneumonia in 1892 before his planned marriage so the title became extinct. He is buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel adjoining St George's Chapel, Windsor, beneath an Art Nouveau memorial designed by Sir Alfred Gilbert.[2]

Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1890)

Duke Portrait Birth Marriage(s) Death
Prince Albert Victor
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
also: Earl of Athlone (1890)
Prince Albert Edward 8 January 1864
Frogmore House
son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
Never married 14 January 1892
Sandringham House, Sandringham
aged 28

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  1. ^ "No. 26056". The London Gazette. 24 May 1890. p. 3019.
  2. ^ Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14000 Famous Persons by Scott Wilson