It was officially announced that the Duke of Connaught would remain in Canada as Governor-General as a consequence of the war. The Duke’s term was supposed to end in October 1914, but it would now be extended indefinitely. The duke’s wife, Princess Margaret of Prussia and their daughter Princess Patricia, would also remain in Canada. This decision took the Duke’s familiarity with Canada and his expertise in public and military affairs into consideration. Additionally, this meant that the Duke, the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria would continue to represent the Royal family and their interests in Canada during the war. The fact that his Prussian wife remained as well demonstrated that there could still be unity between British and Germans on Canadian soil.
(“Connaught is to Stay Here,” Hespeler Herald, 27 August 1914.)