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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901)

'The Prince and Princess of Wales'; The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) on their wedding day 10 - 10 Mar 1863

Albumen print handcoloured with watercolour | 8.6 x 5.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2914307

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Hand-coloured photograph of a full length portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) standing together, facing slightly towards each other and looking towards the camera. The couple are dressed for their wedding. Princess Alexandra wears a white dress garlanded with orange blossom and myrtle and trimmed with Honiton lace, a flower hairpiece and a lace veil. The Prince wears Garter robes.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
  • 8.6 x 5.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses
            • Royal Weddings
            • Brides
            • Bridegrooms
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Garter (England)
      • Heraldry
        • Insignia (heraldic)
          • Insignia-Garter (heraldic)