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What lovely sketches. Thank you for posting. I really love them!!)
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Sketches from the wedding of Princess Beatrice (Queen Victoria's youngest child) and Prince Henri of Battenberg.
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom and Prince Henry Battenberg - 1885

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who was Henrys Bestman
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Two of his brothers were his bestmen (as seen in the group picture on the first page), Prince Alexander and Prince Franz Joseph of Battenberg.
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Does anyone know why they were married on the Isle of Wight?
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Does anyone know why they were married on the Isle of Wight?
I think because Queen Victoria chose it to be that way. She was very controlling of Beatrice in all aspects of her life. In fact, she wouldn't have let Beatrice marry at all, but she made the princess promise to live with her (along with her own husband and children) at Osborne House for as long as Victoria was alive.
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I think because Queen Victoria chose it to be that way. She was very controlling of Beatrice in all aspects of her life. In fact, she wouldn't have let Beatrice marry at all, but she made the princess promise to live with her (along with her own husband and children) at Osborne House for as long as Victoria was alive.
You are so correct. In Lance Salway's book, "Queen Victoria's grandchildren there is a mention that Queen Victoria was determined that Beatrice should never marry but remain the "prop,comfort and companion to her widowed mother to old age"
When Beatrice informed her mother that she fell in love with Henry of Battenberg the Queen was angry. She refused to allow her daughter to marry and did not talk to Beatrice for seven months. She only gave her permission when both Beatrice and Henry agreed to live with the Queen after their marriage.
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Excerpt taken from " The shy princess: The life of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter and constant companion of Queen Victoria" by David Duff describes the wedding dress in some detail.

"Princess Beatrice's wedding dress was of white satin, trimmed with orange blossom and lace, the lace overskirt held by bouquets of the blossom entwined with white heather. There was lace, too, on the pointed neck line, and on the sleeves, for the Princess was a lover of, and an expert on, lace. One of her most treasured possessions was a tunic of old point d'Alencon which had belonged to Catherine of Aragon. Knowing her daughter's love of lace, the Queen now bestowed a signal favour upon her. She allowed Princess Beatrice to wear the Honiton lace which she herself had worn on her wedding day...It was a very precious possession to the Queen, and Princess Beatrice was the only one of her daughters to be given the opportunity to wear it."
So, given the above description of Beatrice's gown, does anyone know, when the say the dress is "trimmed with orange blossom" and that the overskirt is "held by bouquets of blossom", do they mean real, actual live flower blossoms, or ribbon flowers or embroidery or something?
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Beatrice's wedding dress was beautiful. I love the swirl of flowers round the dress.
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The Royal Wedding Breakfast which took place in the afternoon included game birds, which were roasted Ortolans. An Ortolan was a tiny yellow song bird.
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