L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Princess Beatrice on her wedding day

The marruage of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry of Battenberg was celebrated at Saint Mildred's Church, Whippingham, near Osborne House, on the twenty-third of July, 1885. Beatrice, who wore her mother's wedding veil of Honiton lace, was escorted by the Queen - who had put up a lengthy resistance to her daughter's eventual marriage - and Beatrice's eldest brother, the Prince of Wales. I've written about Beatrice and Henry here.

The wedding party. I could wax pedantic and identify all the other people in the photograph, tossing in all sorts of superfluous, tangential detail, but the cabinet card has fortuitously been printed with everyone's name. So let me just add - because I really just can't help myself - that all the girls are nieces of the bride and the two men are brothers of the groom. Oh, and among the girls are two future queens and an empress. Alright, I must stop now...!


  1. Don't stop! I adore your tangential detail!!! So interesting and beautiful.

  2. Haha! I - won't - stop; I couldn't if I tried! : )

  3. How could I have missed this entry?
    Stopped dead in my tracks at the second image---a dead ringer for Lady Pamela (Mountbatten) Hicks, at first glance.
    Related, one presumes...