Thursday, May 26, 2011

A girl for the Tecks

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 May 26, 1867

Her Royal Highness the Princess Mary Adelaide "was safely delivered of a Princess at one minute before midnight."

Her Royal Highness and "the infant Princess are doing perfectly well."

The infant daughter of Princess Mary Adelaide and the Prince of Teck was baptised on July 28, 1867 at Chapel Royal at Kensington Palace, in "the presence of the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Cambridge, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Duchess of Inverness," among others.  The baptismal rite was performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The godparents were Her Majesty the Queen (represented by Princess Mary Adelaide) and the Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales.   The infant princess was baptised Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes.

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

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