Carl Joseph Begas. German. 1794-1845. self portrait. oil on canvas.
“California, 1950 - A soldier leans out of a train to kiss a woman goodbye.” (via Retronaut)
Les Autos Georges Irat. 1923 poster design by Rene Vincent.
150 years ago Albert Edward, Prince of Wales married the Danish Princess, Alexandra.
The wedding was held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor, because the Court was still in mourning for Prince Albert and female guests could wear only secondary mourning colors like mauve, grey or lilac.
The Prince of Wales was resplendent in a general’s uniform and the Garter robes, collar and star. He was supported by his uncle, Duke Ernest of Saxe Coburg (who was able to overcome his opposition to the marriage), and his brother-in-law, the Crown Prince of Prussia. Alexandra arrived twenty minutes late with her father, Prince Christian. A Chorale, with music composed by Prince Albert, was sung as the bridal group approached the altar. Queen Victoria watched from above, secluded in the Edward IV Chantry.
Alexandra’s dress was designed by Charles Fredericks Worth and made by Mrs James of Belgravia. It was made in white english silk with Devonshire Horton lace was used with designs of roses for England, shamrocks for Ireland and thistles for Scotland, with an enormous train of silver and white carried by eight bridesmaids. She wore a veil of Honiton lace and a wreath of orange blossom and myrtle. The bouquet was composed of orange blossoms, white rosebuds, lilies of the valley, and rare and beautiful orchideous flowers, interspersed with sprigs of myrtle. She was wearing the parure of jewels that Prince Albert gave her as a wedding gift, on her shoulder she wore the badge of the Order of Victoria and Albert that she had received from Queen Victoria on the day before her wedding.
After the ceremony, the bridal couple and guests proceeded to the royal appartments in the Castle, where the Marriage Register was signed. Then a luncheon was held for the royal guests,and The Prince and Princess set off for a week’s honeymoon at Osborne,cheered on their way by Eton boys.
The wedding was a small one for an heir, but people came in masses to see their new princess who would increase the popularity of the royal family. She brought the sun with her and has enlighten the English Monarchy.
Only For The Princess
Happy Birthday today to Alexander III, Tsar of Russia. He was born on March 10th, 1845 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
La fête Nationale de Jeanne d’Arc : place des Pyramides, les officiels pendant le discours de Mr Marraud, ministre de l’intérieur : [photographie de presse] / Agence Meurisse
Auteur : Agence de presse Meurisse. Agence photographique