Friday, May 26, 2017

A girl for Mary Adelaide

May 26, 1867

"Kensington Palace, May 27 1 A.M.

Her Royal Highness the Princess Mary Adelaide was safely delivered of a Princess at one minute before midnight on the 26th inst. (yesterday).
Her Royal Highness and the infant Princess are doing well."

The official announcement of Princess Mary of Teck's accouchement was signed by Arthur Farr, M.D., Edward H Hills, Chir.

A further bulletin on May 30 was shown to the "numerous visitors" to visited Kensington Palace to offer congratulations to the new mother.    "The condition of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mary Adelaide continues satisfactory.  The infant Princess is quite well."

The baptism of the infant daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide and his Serene Highness the Prince of Teck took place on July 27, 1867, in the afternoon at Kensington Palace's Chapel Royal.  The ceremony was conducted in the presence of the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge (mother of Mary Adelaide), the Duke of Cambridge (Princess Mary's older brother), the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (the Grand Duchess was Mary Adelaide's older sister, Princess Augusta).

Queen Victoria was represented by Princess Mary Adelaide, and the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince of Wales were the godmothers and godfather to the infant Princess, who was given the names Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes.

TheThe Archbishop of Canterbury officiated at the baptism.

In the evening the Prince and Princess of Teck "received a select party" at a dinner at Kensington Palace.

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