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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Princess Alexandra in her wedding dress

Mar 1863

Albumen print | 9.0 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2905621

Photograph of a full length portrait of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), standing, facing three-quarters to the left. She turns her head and looks towards the camera. She wears a wedding dress, veil and a floral crown. There is a vase of flowers on a table in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

  • 9.0 x 5.7 cm (image)

    25.7 x 33.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Royal Weddings
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses