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His Grace's son, the next inheritor of the family titles, William Alexander Anthony Archibald, eleventh Duke of Hamilton and eighth Duke of Brandon, brought again to the Hamiltons a Royal alliance: his Duchess was Princess Mary of Baden, cousin of the Emperor Napoleon III. By her he left one daughter, Mary Victoria, wife of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, Due de Valentinois, and two sons. Of these the elder is the present William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, K.T., Duke of Hamilton, Marquis of Douglas and Clydesdale, Earl of Angus, Arran, and Lanark, Lord Hamilton, of Avon, Polmont, Machanshire, Innerdale, Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest, Premier Peer of Scotland, and Duke of Brandon and Baron Dutton in Great Britain, Hereditary Keeper of Holyrood House, and Knight Marischal of Scotland. His Grace was born on March 12, 1845, and succeeded his father in 1863. The Duchess is Lady Mary Louisa Elizabeth, daughter of the present Duke of Manchester, K.P. The portrait of his Grace the present Duke of Hamilton, which we give on the preceding page, is from a photograph by Mr. J.E. Mayall, of New Bond-street.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2254—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 15, 1882, p.70