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Saturday, 25 August 2012

150 Years of Weddings - Sepia Saturday

I can't find family photos going back 150 years. However I may be able to link a few others if I start in Victorian times.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Buckingham Palace, 11 May 1854
(After a Drawing Room; Author - Roger Fenton 1819-1869)
The Royal Collection © 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 
HRH The Princess Beatrice was the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria who edited the journals and diaries of Queen Victoria after her death. From her marriage in 1885 until 1917 she was known as Princess Henry of Battenberg. 

Princess Beatrice in her wedding dress 1885
 (coloured bookplate)

There is no link to Victoria or the Royal Family in my next picture, it's from just over a hundred years after the wedding of Victoria and Albert.

Cutting the cake - 1958
It reminds me that it is our wedding anniversary next week. I wonder what happened to that hair!

Princess Beatrice's full name was Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore. The present Princess Beatrice of York is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary and she is not married yet,

Princess Beatrice of York - 2005
(At an equestrian event)

In Sweden in 2010 a Crown Princess was married.

Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling

(Cort├Ęge at Slottsbaken 19 June 2010 - Author Holger Motzkau 2010; cc-by-sa 3.0)

Before you go to check our other wedding related posts at SS-140 you might like to walk down the aisle with our last Royal bride.


Incidentally Princess Beatrice of York wore an infamous hat at this wedding, not at all like that held by the groom on



21 comments:

Jadurani Devi Dasi said...

Beautiful moments! Not sure the history of the couples since they married but I pray their love endured. Couples always look so happy on their wedding day.

Jo said...

Wedding pix are always nice to see.

Peter said...

I must say that the only unmarried princess shown here, looks very happy as well :)
Bob, with regard to your remark about my word verification, if all is well it has been switched off now. Thanks for drawing my attention to that wretched tool!

Wendy said...

You were definitely a prince among princesses! Happy Anniversary (a week early)!

Karen S. said...

How totally fun, and sharing photos of weddings I'd probably never ever see!

Titania said...

Bob, Very elaborate and ostentatious wedding dresses in Victorian times. A different world from the one Dickens tells his stories; Your photo cutting the cake looks nice. In Switzerland this custom of cutting the cake and saving a piece of it never existed in SWL, I do not know if they follow this custom now...globalisation has turned the world around.

Little Nell said...

Happy Anniversary Bob and Mrs Bob! A lovely celebration of weddings over the years.

Prenter said...

Royal weddings look like a fairy tale, so beautiful. May they live happily for ever after.

Tattered and Lost said...

The photo of Victoria is quite beautiful! I've never seen it before.

Jana Last said...

What a lovely photo of you and your beautiful bride! Happy Anniversary to the two of you!

Kristin said...

Happy early Anniversary!

Joy said...

Princess Henry of Battenberg sounds like a name invented by Roald Dahl, but she is wearing a very pretty dress. Happy anniversary to you both.

imagespast said...

Lovely series of photos, Bob, and happy anniversary to you both. Jo :-)

barbara and nancy said...

You and your bride look every bit as royal as the ones surrounding you.
Congrats on your anniversary.
Nancy

Bees Knees Daily said...

Early Happy Anniversary wishes to you and your bride. Enjoyed seeing your wedding photo and the royals wedding pics. Nice post!

Alan Burnett said...

Some splendid links there - I wonder what the collective noun for royal weddings is - a coronet of weddings, perhaps.

Kathy Hart said...

And as we heard - "Every wedding is a royal wedding." I agree!

Mike Brubaker said...

A very fitting royal mix on the theme, Bob. And my very best wishes to you both on a special day.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Of them all, the one of you and your lovely bride was my favorite! Happy Anniversary, Bob.

Kathy M.

TICKLEBEAR said...

This post must be a crowd pleaser, what with people's fascination with royals and their weddings, and ending with the fascinators worn by said royals...
;)~
HUGZ

PS: Happy Anniversary to you both!!
:)~

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. have a wonderful anniversary - what a great celebratory time .. and I love your photo - congratulations to you both ..

Cheers Hilary