Wednesday, February 11, 2015

the day after Victoria's wedding

February 11, 1840

While Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were on their honeymoon at Windsor Castle,  other members of the Royal Family had remained in London.  Tonight,  the Duchess of Kent, mother of the Queen, attended by Lady Fanny Howard, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and the Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg dined with the Dowager Queen at Marlborough House, reports the Court Circular.  Earlier in the day, the Dowager Queen visited the Princess Augusta at Clarence House, St. James's Palace.

On Monday night, following the departure of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Windsor Castle,  The Princess Augusta, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince George and Princess Augusta of Cambridge, dined with the Dowager Queen at Marlborough House.

At Windsor Castle today, the Queen and Prince Albert "walked out together on the Slopes and the east terrace of the Castle."  They also "promenaded for a short time." 

Tomorrow evening, the Duchess of Kent and the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the Hereditary Prince are "expected to arrive" tomorrow at Windsor for a visit.

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