Monday, February 10, 2014

Alice of Albany marries Prince Alexander of Teck

Both photos: Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection

February 10, 1904

Princess Alice of Albany married Prince Alexander of Teck this afternoon at St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle, reports the New York Times.

The Archbishop of Canterbury officiated at the wedding ceremony and Princess Alice's uncle, King Edward VII, gave away the bride.

The ceremony was "very elaborate and brilliant," with four processions to the chapel: the Queen of Württemberg, Queen Emma of the Netherlands, King Edward and Queen Alexandra, and, lastly, the bride.

The wedding was a "brilliant assemblage of members of royal families, foreign princes" and other "distinguished personages."  The men wore Court dress, while the woman were attired in evening wear.    The "display of jewels was magnificent." 

The bride was attended by five bridesmaids, all cousins.

After the wedding, a luncheon was held in the state dining room at Windsor Castle.

Princess Alice is the daughter of the late Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and his wife, Helen, born a Princess of Waldeck und Pyrmont.

The Duchess of Albany is a sister of Queen Emma of the Netherlands.

Prince Alexander of Teck is the younger brother, of the Princess of Wales.

The guests included Queen Emma of the Netherlands, the Queen of Württemberg, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife, and the Duke of Fife,  Princess Victoria, Prince Carl of Denmark, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Duchess of Albany, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the Prince and Princess of Waldeck und Pyrmont, the Prince and Princess of Bentheim and Steinfurt, Princess Alexandra of Schaumburg-Lippe, Princess Luise of Wied, Prince Arthur, Princess Margaret and Princess Patricia of Connaught, Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg, Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, the Duke and Duchess of Teck, the Duke of Argyll and Prince Francis of Teck.  Count Albert von Mensdorff and the Countesses Feodora, Valda and Helena Gleichen were also present for the wedding.

Prince and Princess Alexander of Teck left Windsor Castle in the afternoon and are now at Brocket Hall, near Hatfield, where they will spend their honeymoon.

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