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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


The Prince and Princess of Wales on their wedding day

10 Mar 1863

Albumen print | 9.0 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2905623

Photograph of a full length double portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1841-1910), and Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra (1840-1901) standing, facing towards the camera. Princess Alexandra gazes to the left. The photograph was taken on the couple's wedding day. The Prince of Wales wears the Garter Robes and Princess Alexandra wears a wedding dress, veil and floral crown.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 9.0 x 5.7 cm (image)

    25.7 x 33.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • The Prince and Princess of Wales. Photographs from the ‘Album of Important Occasions 1837-1885’

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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