Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Painting of Archduke Alexander and Prince Wenceslas Unveiled by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Photos: Corporal Steve Blake RLC
On March 17, St Patrick's Day that is, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand for the annual Irish Guards’ St Patrick’s Day Parade in Aldershot during which the Duchess the traditional sprigs of shamrock to the Officers and Guardsmen on parade. Together with her husband also known as Prince William she also unveiled a painting of some thirty Irish Guards officers by Lindy Allfrey.

Among those on the painting reportedly also are two fellow royals, Archduke Alexander of Austria and Prince Wenceslas of Nassau. You might recall that the sons of Princess Marie-Astrid and Prince Jean of Luxembourg respectively both attended and had their passing out from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst three years ago. While I'm fairly certain that Archduke Alexander is the sixth from the right standing, I have a bit of a Where's Waldo moment when it comes to Prince Wenceslas... (Is he the fourth from the left standing? Or the fifth, in the matching, possibly Luxembourgish uniform to Alexander?) What I can tell you for certain is that as per the artist Prince Wenceslas actually travelled from Africa for his sitting. (Thanks heavens it wasn't the other way around...)
Where's Wenceslas?

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