Saturday, July 19, 2008

Windsor-Gilman nuptials

Lady Rose Windsor was married today to George Gilman. The Anglican wedding took place at the Queen's chapel, adjacent to St. James's Palace.
Lady Rose, 28, is the youngest of three children of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Duke is Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin.
Lady Rose and her two older siblings, Alexander, the Earl of Ulster, and Lady Davina, were raised largely out of the royal limelight.
The bride was given away by her father, the Duke of Gloucester, and was attended by her sister, Lady Davina Lewis, and three children. Two of her godparents, the Earl of Wessex and the Lady Sarah Chatto, read the lessons.
The royal guests included the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, the Princess Royal, and Lady Ella and Lord Frederick Windsor.
The bride's gown was designed by Franka couture, and she wore a family tiara once owned by Queen Mary.
George Gilman is the son of Peter Gilmore, former director of the Leeds United soccer club.
Lady Rose and George Gilman have lived together in London for several years now. She has worked as an art assistant in the film industry.
Prince William's girlfriend, Kate Middleton, also attended the wedding. Prince William is currently serving on a Royal Navy frigate in the Caribbean.
Lady Rose had a good royal turnout. It is not unexpected that the Queen did not attend, nor the Prince of Wales. No member of the Royal Family was present (apart from the duke and duchess of Gloucester, as parents of the bride) when Rose's sister, Lady Davina married a Maori, Gary Lewis, in 2004.
Lord Ulster married Clare Booth at the Queen's Chapel in June 2002. The Royal guests included the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra. Lady Gabriella Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor, along with Lady Sarah Chatto and her husband, Daniel. King Constantine II and Queen Anne Marie were also guests at the Ulster nuptials.


euarte said...

No member of the Royal Family? Who do you think the Princess Royal is. The Earl of Wessex is not Royal?

Marlene Koenig said...

Euarte, please re-read ... I said no royals were present at Lady Davina's wedding, not Lady Rose's.