Jack the Ripper and the Royal Connection
Did you know it is not only the Freemason’s who have been linked to Jack the Ripper but also royalty?
Jack the Ripper may not have been one person, but three working together. The three worked together to stop a story about Prince Eddy being exposed. This was a conspiracy involving both royalty and the government at the time.
Prince Albert Victor
Better known as Prince Eddy was the eldest child of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. He was also the grandson of Queen Victoria and second in line to the British Throne.
Prince Eddy never came to power as he died before his father and grandmother. Prince Eddy travelled extensively as a member of the British army. Although, he never took any military duties.
After two unsuccessful courtships, he was engaged to be married to Princess Mary of Teck in 1891. Unfortunately, he died of influenza before this happened.
During his life, several rumours abounded about him. From the Cleveland Street Scandal where a male brothel was raided. To the fact, he was responsible for the Whitechapel murders.
Prince Eddy and Jack the Ripper
It is important to state at the time Prince Eddy was investigated and had an alibi for every murder. However, it is as part of the conspiracy that he is connected. Joseph Sickert the son of the artist Walter Sickert first spoke of this event.
Alice Mary Crook, a Catholic had a passionate relationship with Price Eddy. Together they had a daughter who they called Alice Margaret.
When Queen Victoria found out she was furious, not only was Crook a poor girl, she was Catholic. This scandal could have toppled the Protestant monarch and the government.
Queen Victoria called in the help of Lord Salisbury, this resulted in a raid on a Cleveland apartment. Prince Eddy and Crook were living there with their child.
The couple were separated. Prominent, physician William Gull had Crook sent to an asylum. She later died there having gone insane.
So what happened to their child
Mary Jane Kelly, Ripper’s last victim was discovered by Walter Sickert before the raid. She was brought to the apartment by Sickert to care for Alice Margaret. She was said to be present during the raid and was given charge of the child.
Being scared of the implications Kelly put Alice Margaret in the care of nuns. Shortly after Kelly was both a prostitute and an alcoholic.
Mary Ann Nichols, Elizabeth Stride and Annie Chapman all became friends with Kelly. During one drunken night, she told them the story of Prince Eddy and his child. Seeing an opportunity, these women tried to blackmail the government and monarchy.
Who was Jack the Ripper
As the government heard about this blackmail three prominent men stepped forward. William Gull the physician, Commissioner Anderson of the police and John Netley. Netley had been the coachman that had transported Prince Eddy to his love nest. Some say that rather than Commissioner Anderson the third person was Walter Sickert. A theory made popular by author Patricia Cornwell. Although holes have been discovered in her theory, it is one she sticks to.
The conspiracy states that these three hunted the women down, brutally murdering them. Creating the myth of Jack the Ripper to cover their tracks.
In my first article, I mentioned the missing reports from the time. Commissioner Anderson being involved is another theory that would support this. A police commissioner could easily access records to destroy.
What about the fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes?
Those who have read the case know that five women were linked to Jack the Ripper. Catherine Eddowes was the fourth victim and if this theory is correct was killed in error.
Eddowes was arrested the evening before her murder. She was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and put in a cell to sober up. When she was later released she used a fake name, Mary Kelly.
It is possible Commissioner Anderson recognised the name and not the face. Thinking she was a blackmailer he follower her, on release, and murdered her.
The facts we know
Records substantiate, that a woman named Alice Mary Crook lived in Cleveland Street. She had a daughter out of wedlock within the timeframe.
At the time Victorian England was on the verge of revolution. The working class were disillusioned. The slightest scandal could have toppled the monarchy.
Catherine Eddowes has an arrest warrant for the night of her murder.
There are many theories about who Jack the Ripper was, this is one amongst many others. It is unlikely we will ever know for definite who Jack the Ripper was.
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