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Old 09-03-2015, 03:56 AM
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I do believe Leopold make the right decision.
Maybe i say maybe the things is different is King Pavlos don't died so early.
But now yes monarchy is very far away for us anymore.
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Here is a photo of her wedding dress. White silk net embroidered in silver strip with a spotted ground and borders.
Princess Charlotte's wedding dress, 1816. White silk net embroidered... Nachrichtenfoto | Getty Images

And an engraving of her wedding day: The wedding of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Britain , the daughter... Nachrichtenfoto | Getty Images
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It's a lovely dress, though it's sad that white silk changes its colour over time. Charlotte was married in the evening and the silver threads must have sparkled in the candlelight. Magical! Thanks for posting this.

Leopold always said that Victoria reminded him of Charlotte. This can't have been so in physique, however. It's clear that Charlotte was certainly taller than the tiny Victoria, and was a healthy, strapping sort of girl!
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Unfortunately her physique did not help her to survive childbirth, so being taller didn't necessarily mean that she had the stronger constitution.

Charlotte's wedding gown is still in the full Empire fashion, with that high waist line and little puffy sleeves. The sparkle of the silver threads is amazing in the pic, even with the coloured material.
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Yes, it was said that if a girl was born in Western Europe around 1790 she could grow to adulthood without experiencing much change in fashion at all.

That stupid doctor of Charlotte's restricted her diet in late pregnancy and kept bleeding her before she even went into labour. Just appalling!
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It's a lovely dress, though it's sad that white silk changes its colour over time. Charlotte was married in the evening and the silver stripes must have sparkled in the candlelight. Magical! Thanks for posting this.



Leopold always said that Victoria reminded him of Charlotte. This can't have been so in physique, however. It's clear that Charlotte was certainly taller than the tiny Victoria, and was a healthy, strapping sort of girl!

For once I have to disagree, because of the discolouring of the silk, we can see that stunning needlework in all it's glory. As a Needleworker, I'll admit to some bias there, but I do think of all that beautiful work done on Wedding Gowns and it's never really seen due to the white on white. At least on Charlotte's we can see and admire *cough*droolover*cough* the skill of those who did that gorgeous work. :)

As you said though...That dress, in candlelight...Charlotte must have just looked so magical that night. :)


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I agreefor the dress and the work done.
Napoleon sais that Prince Leopld of SCG was the most handsome Prince he met !
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Yes, it was said that Charlotte was very struck by Leopold's good looks when she first met the 23 year old. I think the Saxe Coburgs had a reputation for good looks. Queen Victoria's mother looks pretty in her portraits, though apparently she was a trifle overweight in real life.

Victoria thought Albert was divine when she met him again in 1839. It's a shame that we have no photos of these young men. By the time photography arrived Leopold was ageing and Albert was looking older than his age due to stress and balding!
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