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PostSubject: Prince Imperial   Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:38 pm

Just picked up a collection of medals and documents belonging to Major General Arthur Kenneth Hay DSO OBE late RA. In his memoirs he stated:

............and the the family went to live at 3, The Ridges, Farnborough, Hants. This house was on the high ground opposite to the gates into Empress Eugenie's house (widow of Napoleon III). There is a mausoleum in the grounds where Napoleon and the Prince Imperial are buried. It might be mentioned here that our father ( General E.O. Hay) was one of the pall bearers who carried Prince Imperial's coffin at his funeral (six of the tallest young Artillery Officers were selected for this). As the Empress was a Roman Catholic, there were a number of monks connected with the mausoleum. In our holidays one of our amusements used to be to shoot with catapults or pea shooters, I forget which, at these monks as they went in and out of the gates. We did this from the roof of the house on to which we were able to get to through a skylight, and we were always out of sight behind the roof when the monks looked round.
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PostSubject: Prince Imperial   Sat May 05, 2018 1:23 pm

Requiem today for Napoleon III at Farnborough Abbey.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial   Sat May 05, 2018 5:45 pm

The beautifully embroidered funeral pall was made for the funeral of the Prince Imperial.

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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial   Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:56 am

Prince Imperial's sarcophagus in Farnborough Abbey. Note date on stone cushion.

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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial   Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:20 am

The date he was laid to rest...
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial   Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:29 pm

You need to make an appointment if you wish to visit his tome.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial   Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:40 pm

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Individuals who wish to visit the church and crypt should contact us, either by email below or by telephone (Mon. to Fri. 10am – 4pm). We work for our living and it is not practical for us simply to ‘down tools’ every time the doorbell rings.

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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial   Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:19 pm

Sarcophagus!
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PostSubject: Re: Prince Imperial   Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 pm

Father, Mother & Son are entombed in the imperial crypt of St Michael's Abbey. 
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