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Royal History: Prince Alexander of Teck marries Princess Alice of Albany

Princess Alice with her children (left) and Prince Alexander of Teck (right).
Image source Wikimedia Commons.
London, February 10 - The marriage of Prince Alexander of Teck and Princess Alice of Albany was solemnized today at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the very same date that Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840. No other than the King gave away her niece. The Archbishop of Canterbury presided the ceremony.

Prince Alexander of Teck is the youngest son of Prince Francis, Duke of Teck. His mother was Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, youngest granddaughter of King George III and a cousin of Queen Victoria. Princess Alice, meanwhile, is the daughter of the late Duke of Albany, youngest son of Queen Victoria.
The wedding was an "elaborate and brilliant" display of pageantry, reports The New York Times. Four processions were held. The first was the Queen of Wurtemburg's, followed by Queen Emma of the Netherland's. King Edward and Queen Alexandra followed and then the bride.

Members of Europe's royal families, dignitaries, government officials and diplomats all gathered together in their best attire and most glittering jewels. Five bridesmaids attended Princess Alice, while Prince Alexander's regiment, the Seventh Hussars, lined the nave.

A reception was held at Windsor Castle's imposing state dining room.

A throng of crowd lined the streets of Windsor. An unfortunate incident occurred, however, when an "alleged lunatic" was arrested after "flourishing a swordstick" and "molesting" guests who were on their way to the Castle.  


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