Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Ceremonial for Princess Augusta of Cambridge's wedding

Lord Chamberlain's Office, 1st July 1843.

CEREMONIAL observed at the Marriage of Her Royal Highness the Princess AUGUSTA CAROLINE CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MARY SOPHIA LOUISA, eldest Daughter of His Royal Highness the DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, with His Royal Highness FREDERICK WILLIAM CHARLES GEORGE ERNEST ADOLPHUS GUSTAVUS, HEREDITARY GRAND DUKE OF MECKLENBURG STRELITZ, in the Chapel Royal of Buckingham Palace, on Wednesday the 28th of June 1843.

Members of the Royal Family, and other Royal and Illustrious Visitors, assembled in the Drawing Room, on the Ground Floor, in Buckingham Palace, at half past eight o'clock in the evening.

Her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta Caroline, upon her arrival, was, with her suite, conducted to a room adjoining the Drawing Room.

His Royal Highness the Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz, upon his arrival at the Palace, was conducted to the Drawing Room.

The Ambassadors, Foreign Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, and others, invited to the Solemnity, assembled in the Library, at Buckingham Palace, at eight o'clock, and, upon their arrival, were conducted by the Officers of Arms to seats provided for them in the Chapel.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Norwich (Clerk of Closet ), with the Dean of Carlisle (Rector of the parish of Saint George, Hanover-square), the Honourable and Reverend Charles Leslie Courtenay (Domestic Chaplain to Her Majesty), the Archdeacon
Wilberforce, and Lord Wriothesley Russell, Canon of Windsor (Chaplains to His Royal Highness Prince Albert), and the Reverend Evan Nepean, assembled in the room adjoining the Old Dining Room at eight o'clock in the evening.

As soon as the Visitors had taken their seats, the Procession of Her Majesty, having been formed, moved from the Queen's Apartments in the following order ; Lancaster Herald, Windsor Herald, A, W. Woods, Esq. R. Laurie, Esq.
Equerry in Waiting • Clerk Marshal, Equerry in Waiting to H. R. H. Prince Albert, Lieut.-Col. Lord Charles to the Queen,

•Major-General Sir Edward Wellesley. Colonel Edward Buckley, Bowater, K.C.H. Comptroller of the Household, Treasurer of the Household,

Right Hon. George Lionel Dawson Darner. Earl Jermyn. Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber, Gentleman Usher Charles Heneage, Esq. Daily Waiter, and to the Sword of State, Sir William Martins. Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter Principal King of Arms,  carrying his Rod, cai'rying his Sceptre,
-Sir Augustus William James Clifford, Bart. Sir Charles George Young, Knt,
room of the Bedchamber Groom in Waiting to HR H. Prince Albert, to the Queen, General Sir George Anson, G.C.B. Captain the Hon. Arthur Dtmcombe, R. N. Lord of the Bedchamber Lord in Waiting to H. R, H. Prince Albert, to the Queen, Lord George Lennox. Viscount Hawarden. Their Serene Highnesses the Prince and Princess Peter of Oldenburg, the Prince attended by Mons. Lerche, and the Princess by Madame de Maltzoff. His Serene Highness the Prince Reuss Lobenstein Ebersdorff, attended by Baron de Beust.

His Royal Highness Prince George, attended by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Davison, K.H..

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Wurtemburg, attended by General Baron de Maucler and Comte de Zeppelin.

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