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Warren 03-08-2011 01:44 PM

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont - 1882
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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-1884)
son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1861-1922)
daughter of Georg Viktor, Reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Helena of Nassau

Married at St Georges Chapel, Windsor 27 April 1882.

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A new blog, Royal Glitter has an article on the wedding (pic 1).
The site is in Dutch but can be translated (pic 2).

Marengo 03-08-2011 06:02 PM

Thanks Warren! I didnt know that Els Smit started her own blog. She is one of the few Dutch royalty commentators who have something interesting to say/write!

Some interesting info from the article:
- the bride was escorted to church by her father and by her brother in law King Willem III of the Netherlands.
- the groom had to use a stick due to his recovery from a heamophilic attack.
- according to the dutch lady-in-waiting, the decolette of most guests was rather low ;).
- Queen Emma of The Netherlands (sister of Helen) paid for the dress.
- princess Beatrice wore a dress that previously belonged to Catherine of Aragon (1st wife of Henry VIII)

Katrianna 03-09-2011 02:23 AM

Thanks for starting this thread Warren. Princess Alice was another of the British Royal unsung heros who represented the British Royal Family with dignity. Majesty Magazine had an interesting article on Alice a few months ago and she appeared to be down to earth yet she could be very regal when she had to be.

Warren 03-09-2011 05:29 PM

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We need some pictures...

1. Prince Leopold, c1880
2. Princess Helena at her wedding, 1882
3. The widowed Duchess of Albany in later years
(It's edvident that the liking for snake bracelets wasn't confined to Queen Alexandra!)

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Katrianna 03-11-2011 02:20 AM

Thank you Warren. A beautiful picture of the bride.

sseitz 01-29-2013 04:10 PM

Just in case anyone checks this thread, I am looking for a detailed account of the wedding ceremony. Just about anything would be helpful.

CyrilVladisla 11-02-2016 10:12 PM

Princess Helena had eight British aristocratic women serve as her bridesmaids. These ladies were: Lady Ermyntrude Russel, Lady Mary Campbell, Lady Alexandrina Vane-Tempest, Lady Florence Anson, Lady Anne Lindsay, Lady Florence Bootle-Wilbraham, Lady Feodore Yorke, and Lady Butler.

CyrilVladisla 04-02-2018 04:40 PM

This picture shows the ruching used to edge Princess Helen's wedding dress.
1881 Helen of Albany wedding | Grand Ladies | gogm

CyrilVladisla 12-24-2020 03:50 AM

The bridesmaids carrying the bridal train of Princess Helena

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