With Prince Harry’s wedding underway today, we’re sharing all our posts from this past week’s #RoyalWeddings theme. (With a few extras thrown in!) Enjoy!
Tickets for royal weddings are nothing new, as we see from this notice about the wedding of the Princess Royal to the Prince of Orange in 1734
A description of George III’s German bride in 1761 Her Majesty is of middle stature, at present rather what may be called short than tall, but as she is not much turned of seventeen, it is very probable she may grow taller.
Duke of Clarence (later William IV) married Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen in 1818. The Windsor and Eton Express reported on the two-day postponement of the nuptials, due to the Queen’s health, and then goes into great detail of how the ceremony was set up, who attended, and the post-ceremony activities
Lengthy coverage of Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert, along with an illustration of the groom, appeared in the Monmouthshire Merlin. The account begins in a tone similar to the enthusiasm still generated by royal nuptials, ‘As soon as the light broke on the morning of this auspicious day, the metropolis presented in every district all the characteristics that mark the opening of a universal and joyous holiday’.
On the day prior to Prince Edward’s (Edward VII) marriage to Princess Alexandra, the London Evening Standard printed a detailed account of how the ceremony would unfold and who would be in attendance.
On the occasion of the union between Prince George (George V) and Mary of Teck, two poems were penned and printed. Here’s one of them.