|"The Ceremony of the Marriage of the Princess Royal with the Prince of Orange," 1734; British Museum Mm,3.5|
|"Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales", Charles Philips, 1736; National Portrait Gallery NPG2093|
|"Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales", Gainsborough Dupont, 1795-96; Royal Collection RCIN 404550|
Princess Mary (another child of George III) married the Duke of Gloucester in 1816. While her wedding clothes are not described in the Memoirs of Her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales, the author did note that Mary changed into traveling clothes after the ceremony, "a white satin pelisse and white satin French bonnet." The wedding clothes of Princess Charlotte herself, daughter of George IV and Caroline of Brunswick, were described in great detail:
The wedding dress was a slip of white and silver atlas [a type of satin weave with very long floats], worn under a dress of transparent silk net, elegantly embroidered in silver lama, with a border to correspond, tastefully worked in bunches of flowers, to form festoons round the bottom; the sleeves and neck trimmed with a most rich suit of Brussels point lace. The mantua [train] was two yards and a half long, made of rich silver and white atlas, trimmed the same as the dress to correspond. After the ceremony, her Royal Highness was to put on a dress of very rich white silk, trimmed with broad satin trimming at the bottom, at the top of which were two rows of broad Brussels point lace. The sleeves of this dress were short and full, intermixed with point lace, the neck trimmed with point to match. The pelisse which the royal Bride was to travel in, on her Royal Highness leaving Carlton-House for Oatlands, was of rich white satin, lined with sarsenet, and trimmed all round with broad ermine.(The other dresses prepared for Charlotte were made of white or transparent net, silver tissue, muslin, and point lace, trimmed with various types of silk, gold, and silver laces, silver and gold embroidery, and white satin.)
In 1819, Charlotte's aunt the Princess Elizabeth was married to the Prince of Hesse Homburg, and wore a gown of silver tissue trimmed with lace and silver, with a robe of silver lined with white satin; after the wedding she changed into a white satin pelisse, like her sister Mary.
After All of This
|The Marriage of Queen Victoria, 10 February 1840, Sir George Hayter, 1840-42; RCIN 407165|
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