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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

After Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)

The Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert c. 1855

Albumen print | RCIN 2905580

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Photograph of a painting of the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The ceremony took place on the morning of 10 February 1840 in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert clasp hands at the altar rails, before the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The painting is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 407165.
  • Creator(s)

    After Sir George Hayter (1792-1871) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)
    Queen Adelaide of the United Kingdom (1792-1849)
    Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel, Duchess of Cambridge (1797-1889)
    Archbishop of York
    Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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