Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thousands heading to London for Royal wedding

November 5, 1935



Thousands of people are descending on London to "catch a glimpse" of the Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, who will be married tomorrow in Buckingham Palace's private chapel, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The couple were to have married with all the "pomp and pageantry and public processions" at Westminster Abbey, but following the death of the bride's father, the wedding was moved to the private chapel at Buckingham Palace.

The masses remain "agog," as 7000 extra police and 160 mounted officers will handle the crowds and line the route with 1000 ambulance workers and other medical personnel placed at "strategic points" along the way.

Three thousand guests attended a reception this afternoon for officers, diplomats, government officials and their families at St. James's Palace, where they were also able to view the wedding presents.

The Duke of Gloucester, third son of King George V and Queen Mary, will wear  the uniform of an officer of the 10th Hussars.  His brothers, the Prince of Wales and the Dukes of York and Kent, will also be dressed in military uniforms.

Lady Alice's  wedding gown is made "of a new ivory pink material called crépe Alalice," made by British weavers.  The material for this gown is described as "soft with a silky satin finish," with the "trimming of orange blossoms is inserted into the bodice front."

The gown's silhouette shows "fullness at the hem."  The train, which is "not very long, widens at the end."

Queen Mary will wear a jewel blue chiffon velvet gown of Empire design, with a "velvet and sable cape, blue and gold toque and diamonds."

After the wedding ceremony, which will take place at 11:30, the newlyweds and members of the Royal Family, will appear on the Palace's balcony to the crowds.  They will proceed to the wedding breakfast where the King will make the "sole toast" to his new daughter-in-law, who will be styled as HRH The Duchess of Gloucester.  She will have the rank of princess, and she will be the "fourth ranking lady of the realm," after the Queen, the Princess Royal and the Duchess of York.




1 comment:

Marion Banks-Wilkinson said...

The picture library really don't caption things correctly, do they?