Wedding of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark

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Wedding of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on this day in 1863. While there was a plethora of glittering and colourful royal guests from from around Europe and the Empire, Queen Victoria, in perpetual mourning, watched the ceremony from Catherine of Aragon’s Closet overlooking the left side of the altar. Despite his numerous affairs, the couple had a happy marriage, had six children, and succeeded to the throne in 1901. This was the first royal wedding at St George’s Chapel, which will see two more weddings this year.

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4 thoughts on “Wedding of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark

  1. I am always curious about these wedding dresses that appear to have real flowers sewn on them. Does anyone know if they were real? Or were they artificial blooms? Whatever they were, they certainly added to the the overall “busyness” of these gowns.

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  2. On reading about this wedding, it occurred to me that must have been so daunting to have Queen Victoria as a mother-in-law. But I guess it was daunting to have her a mother as well!!!

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