Children Princess Victoria Melita “Ducky” (1876-1936) UK & her brother Prince Alfred “Affie” (1874-1899) UK by unknown artist. Children of Price Alfred (1844-1900) UK & Maria Alexandrovna Romanova (1853-1920) Russia. Affie’s death at age 24 is not known: Some say he had consumption. “The Complete Peerage” gives the usually accepted account that he shot himself. Severe symptoms of the syphilis are cited as the likely cause of his suicide.