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Old 03-06-2009, 02:46 AM
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second row : Queen Ena of Spain, Queen Louise of Sweden (Mountbatten), Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Queen Frederica of Greece,
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It seems that there were no Dutch guests,. although they were quite close to the Kent's (Princess Alexandra was a witness at the wedding of princess Beatrix for example). I suppose they might still have been in mourning as the wedding happened 4 1/2 months after the death of Queen Wilhelmina.
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It has been said in book and magazine articles that Princess Alexandra's wedding dress train was some 20 ft long but to me it doesn't look anything like as long as that.
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It has been said in book and magazine articles that Princess Alexandra's wedding dress train was some 20 ft long but to me it doesn't look anything like as long as that.
The train was indeed either 20 or 21 feet in length. However, this measurement is taken from the length of the veil, which had originally been designed as a court-train to be held at the shoulders. Accordingly, the measurement appears shorter than had the material been attached at the waist. Another factor is the material's itself, which was made from a very light lace fabric that draped from the bride's head more vertically towards the waist before fanning out behind her.
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The train was indeed either 20 or 21 feet in length. However, this measurement is taken from the length of the veil, which had originally been designed as a court-train to be held at the shoulders. Accordingly, the measurement appears shorter than had the material been attached at the waist. Another factor is the material's itself, which was made from a very light lace fabric that draped from the bride's head more vertically towards the waist before fanning out behind her.
Thanks for that, Jacknch. When you look at pics of the bride after the wedding, and the train is spread out in front of her, or when she's coming down steps, do you get an impression of the length of the train.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:08 AM
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If you go onto www.britishpathe.com you will see colour and black/white TV footage of the wedding. In the "search the archive" box at the top of the home page type in "Royal Spring Wedding" and several youtube style boxes come up. Click on them to see the footage. There are some marvellous images of Princess Alexandra's dress. British Pathe also has a number of other royal weddings including those from all over Europe!
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Thanks for the link Jacknch.
Alexandra was a beautiful bride. I like how her veil matched the material of her sleeves. Very different.
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Four clips of the wedding on youtube:








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And here a fifth clip on the honeymoon.

Does anybody know what is the piece played by organ while going out from the Abbey, at the end of clip 3?
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Toccata from Organ Symphony #5 by Charles-Marie Widor. Check out youtube, they have a number of videos.
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Thank you very much AuroraB, I really like this piece!!
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You are welcome. You will find a variety of interpretations of the piece. It is a wonderful piece of organ music that I have not heard for many years.
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I believe it was also played at the wedding of the earl and countess of Wessex, when they left the church.
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You're right, Marengo; and also at the weddings of the Duke and Duchess of Kent in 1961 and of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon in 1960.
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What music did Princess Alexandra come in to on her wedding day?
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Her wedding dress was amazing.I love her veil.

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Princess Alexandra of Kent's Gown
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Her wedding gown was very beautiful. Though, I do not think it would look today but, I thought it was a beautiful dress for it's time.
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Princess Anne was the chief bridesmaid.
She was given a gold bracelet as a thank-you present.
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What music did Princess Alexandra come in to on her wedding day?
It was a hymn called Holy! Holy! Holy! written by Reginald Heber (1783-1826). The music for the hymn is called Nicaea and was composed by John Bacchus in 1861. It's a very processional hymn.
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