Friday, February 7, 2020

Wedding for Beatrice

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This will be the first royal wedding at St. James's Palace since October 15, 1913, when  Prince Arthur of Connaught married his first cousin once removed, HH Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife. 

The Duchess, who had succeeded her father in 1912 as the 2nd Duchess of Fife, was a granddaughter of King Edward VII.  Her mother, Princess Louise, and Prince Arthur were first cousins.  Prince Arthur was the the second of three children, and only son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The Chapel Royal is an intimate place to wed as there are seats for about 100 people. 

The wedding will not be broadcast on any medium, television or streaming.  Nor will the newlyweds have a carriage ride back to Buckingham Palace after the wedding.

I expect official photos will be released after the wedding, with, perhaps, limited press to photograph the bride's arrival, the newlyweds' departure.  There is no public access to the chapel.


skupachk said...

I'm sad that there will be no coverage of the ceremony. I wonder if that was Beatrice's wishes or it was imposed on her?

I wish the couple all the best, and look forward to seeing photos once they are released.

Malcolm said...

Is Eduardo a Catholic?I haven't seen any story referring to his religion.If he is a Catholic and the children of the marriage are brought up in that faith,they of course will lose their places in the line of succession.

1971 said...

The lack of coverage is more to do with lack of UK broadcast interest. Eugenie's wedding only added 1 million viewers to a daytime broadcast.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

actually, the ITV wedding coverage trebled the normal number of viewers ...

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Malcolm, there has been nothing about Edo having an official religion. He was raised by his British mother He attended Radley College, where the Chaplain is Church of England. I doubt he has been a member of any congregation .. there is no doubt that their kids will be baptized CoE