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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The marriage of the Prince of Wales with the Princess Alexandra of Denmark

circa 1865

Albumen print | 17.2 x 23.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2905620

Photograph of a painting depicting the marriage of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on 10 March 1863. Towards the upper centre of the composition, Queen Victoria looks down on the ceremony.

The painting is held in the Royal Collection, RCIN 406997. The inscription in the album states the painting was photographed at Windsor Castle.

  • Creator(s)

    After George Housman Thomas (1824-68) (artist)

    Unknown (photographer)

  • 17.2 x 23.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding ceremonies
            • Royal Weddings
            • Brides
            • Bridesmaids
            • Bridegrooms
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Garter (England)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Castle
                  • Lower Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • St George's Chapel [Windsor Castle]
                      • Nave [St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle]
                  • Interiors of Windsor Castle