Wedding dress of Princess Maud of Wales

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Wedding dress of Princess Maud of Wales
Marriage of Princess Maud.jpg
DesignerRosalie Whyte
Year1896 (1896)
TypeWhite bridal dress
MaterialSpitalfields white silk satin with chiffon

The wedding dress of Princess Maud of Wales was worn at her wedding to Prince Carl of Denmark on 22 July 1896 in the Private Chapel at Buckingham Palace. Maud was the youngest daughter of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Wales; Carl was the second son of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Louise of Denmark.

The dress was designed by Rosalie Whyte of the Royal Female School of Art.[1] The dress was made from white satin manufactured in Spitalfields, London, with chiffon and flowers at the skirt hem, and a long train bordered with orange blossoms. The waist was embroidered with silver and diamonds.[2][3] Maud wore her mother's wedding veil.[1] Maud wore minimal jewellery, with a choker on her neck and some bracelets; she also wore flowers on her head instead of a tiara.[1][4] Her bouquet was a mix of white jasmine, orange blossom and German myrtle.[1]

Among Maud's wedding gifts were:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Here Comes The Bride: The Wedding Dresses of a Queen and Three Princesses". Royal Circular. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  2. ^ Queen Victoria (22 July 1896). "Journal Entry : Wednesday 22nd July 1896". queenvictoriasjournals.org. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  3. ^ Holland, Evangeline (1 April 2011). "Royal Wedding #2: Princess Maud of Wales & King Haakon VII of Norway". Edwardian Promenade. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Norwegian Royal Weddings: King Haakon VII and Queen Maud". The Court Jeweller. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2019.