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On 6 July 1893, a royal wedding was celebrated at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, between Prince George of Wales – created Duke of York in 1892 – and Princess Mary of Teck, the future George V and Queen Mary. The wedding took place – after a two-month long engagement – in a sweltering heat of a London summer. The Wedding Breakfast (for some 400 guests) was held at Buckingham Palace, and afterward Queen Victoria stepped out onto the world-famous balcony at Buckingham Palace overlooking the Mall, together with other members of the family, to the cheers of an amassed London public, as illustrated here
The Wedding of the Duke of York and Princess May of Teck at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace in London on this day in 1893. The bride was previously engaged to the groom’s late elder brother, who passed away the previous year. The couple had six children and succeeded to the Throne as King George V and Queen Mary in 1910. They are the grandparents of the current Queen Elizabeth II. Royal attendees included Queen Victoria (paternal grandmother of the groom), the King and Queen of Denmark (maternal grandparents of the groom), the Prince and Princess of Wales (parents of the groom, wearing her Kokoshnik Tiara), the Duke and Duchess of Teck (parents of the bride, wearing her Teck Crescent Tiara), and Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia (cousin of the groom) among members of the extended British Royal Family.