Prince William’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather first Royal heir to visit Québec

Photo: Public Domain, Wikipedia

Artist portrait of young Prince Albert Edward, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873)

One hundred and one years after a British military flotilla bristling with arms and men brought war and English rule to Quebec City, the HMS Hero steamed up the St. Lawrence with a slim teenage boy aboard. The batteries at Wolfe’s Cove, the Citadel and the Terrace thundered their welcome to him, and cheering crowds gathered to greet him.