Wedding of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, 1874

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Wedding of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Tsar Alexander II, in an Orthodox Ceremony at the Great Cathedral Church, followed by an Anglican Ceremony in the Alexander Hall of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg on this day in 1874. Royal attendees included Tsar Alexander II and Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna (parents of the bride), the Prince and Princess of Wales (brother and sister-in-law of the groom, wearing her Wedding Gift Parure), Tsesarevich Alexander and Tsesarevna Maria Feodorovna (brother and sister-in-law of the bride), the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Prussia (sister and brother-in-law of the groom), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (brother of the groom), Grand Duke Nicholas (nephew of the bride, later Nicholas II), and the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark. Queen Victoria was not able to attend but instead commissioned Nicholas Chevalier to depict the event in the painting above. The Grand Duchess received her Fringe Tiara and Bolin Ruby Tiara among her wedding gifts.

 

2 thoughts on “Wedding of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, 1874

  1. This is amazing! Maria Feodorovna and Princess Alexandra of Wales were sisters, having been born princesses of Denmark, daughters of King Christian IX. So now they were both sisters-in-law to both bride and groom!

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