Wedding of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, 1879

The Wedding of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (wearing the Duchess of Kent’s Fringe Necklace), daughter of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau, at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on this day in 1879. Royal attendees included Queen Victoria (mother of the groom, wearing her Small Diamond Crown with the Order of the Garter), the Prince (wearing the Order of the Garter and the Order of the Netherlands Lion) and Princess of Wales (sister-in-law of the groom, in her Wedding Tiara), King Leopold II and Queen Marie Henriette of the Belgians, Crown Prince Friedrich and Crown Princess Victoria of Germany, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (in her Fringe Tiara), and Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine among a series of Royal and Noble Guests and Relatives. The Duke and Duchess of Connaught had three children: Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, Prince Arthur of Connaught and Lady Patricia Ramsay, and resided at Bagshot Park in Surrey and at Clarence House in London, becoming the Governor General and Viceregal Consort of Canada during the First World War, and remaining happily married until the Duchess’ death in 1917. The Duke passed away in 1942.


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