Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale
There were various rumours of scandal surrounding Eddy (including a clearly false suggestion that he might have been Jack the Ripper). The most widely spread rumour was that he had been involved in the Cleveland Street scandal about a male brothel, along with other noblemen including the Earl of Euston and Lord Arthur Somerset. It was reported that Eddy frequented the brothel and signed in, as was customary, using a female name, “Victoria”. When the scandal broke in the news, "Eddy" was safely on a long tour of India, arranged by his family.
The Cleveland Street Affair by Lewis Chester, David Leitch & Colin Simpson, 1976, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London.