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Pictured left to right: Prince Henry, Prince Edward, Prince Albert, Princess Mary, Prince George and, sitting on Edward's knee, Prince John. <br />
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A historic signed photograph of the Royal children which includes the tragic 'lost prince' has emerged for sale for £3,000.<br />
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The image, which is thought to date from circa 1909, captures all six children of King George V and Queen Mary in a group portrait.<br />
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It is notable for featuring their youngest child Prince John who was kept out of the public gaze because he suffered from epilepsy and autism. He died aged 13 in 1919 from a severe seizure, having spent his final years separated from his siblings in a house on the Sandringham estate.<br />
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The children have all signed the photo in their handwriting, although it is possible someone signed John's name on his behalf given his young age.<br />
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The 4.5ins by 3.75ins photo is being sold by a private collector with International Autograph Auction, of Malaga, Spain.