The Royal Family - King and Queen and Queen Alexandra attend when Countess Nada Torby, younger daughter of the Grand Duke Michael of Russia - brother of the Czar and Countess Torby, married Prince George of Battenberg, elder son of Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg.
The first ceremony was held in the Russian Embassy Chapel and carrie out with the full ritual of the Russian church, decorated with lilies and palms.
The second service was
held at the Chapel Royal St James Palace. The bride wore a gown of cloth of silver with a satin finish. It is made in the Princess style, the skirt and the long train being cut all in one and the embroidery of silver leaves runs round the whole of the hem.
In the front the dress show a petticoat of silver lace, and there is a chemisette to match the gown beeing finished with a fringed silver tissue girdle. The brides headdress was a Russian one of silver leaves and orange blossum, with a long tulle veil coming down over the train and she carried a sheaf of lilies. A horse-shoe batch was pinned at her gown, it looks like the naval batch witch was worne from the bridesmade.
The necklace of the bride was probably lent from her sister-in-law Princess Alice of Greece, it was part of the tiara of Princess Alice necklace, with the seven aquamarine.
The four bridesmaids of Princess Louis of Battenberg, are the sister of the bridegroom, Countess Zia Torby sister of the bride and Princess Nina and Princess Xenia of Russia daughter of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess George of Russia and cousin of the bride.
They wore dresses of aquamarine blue with underskirts of velvet and overdresses of tulle of a darker shade. The tulle skirt decolletage and sleeves are edged with sable and handsome Russian embroidery on Venetian red chiffon is on the hips, with epaulettes of the same on the shoulders.
Their Russian headdresses are of blue velvet
and sable, with short veils of tulle matching their dresses. The bridegroom has given to each a long amber necklace and a naval badge.
Nadejda Marchioness of Milford Haven, the second daughter of Grand Duke Michael of Russia and Sofie de Merenberg,Countess Torby. She married the second Marquess of Milford Haven on 15th November 1916.
The presents over 200 in number included - royal and imperial wedding gifts from:
The Prince George gave his bride a spray brooch and a pendant of diamond and pearls, with the badge of the Royal Nave. The bride gave the Prince a set of diamond and pearls studs.
Massive Silver bowl - from the King and Queen Mary
Diamond Pendant - from Queen Alexandra
Aquamarine and diamond pendant - from the Emperor and Empress of Russia - in the picture above it was a different note -a small tiara on the right corner as wedding gift from the Czar.
Set of enamel cuff-links and a tie-pin to the bridegroom from Queen Alexandra
Russia silver icon set with jewels - to the bridegroom
from the Empress of Russia
Diamond and Ruby Tiara kokoshnik - Countess Torby see in the picture above>> the tiara in kokoshnik form, set with faceted and cabochon rubies and diamonds in the form of trefoils, stars fleur-del-lys and crescents and a central radiant heart. Some of the ornaments are detachable and worn as brooches. Lines of rubies and diamonds. Probably made by Bolin in 1890. Her sister Zia got the same tiara design, setted with diamonds and sapphires.
A Napier landaulette - from the Grand Duke Michael
Set of table cuterly and silver - from the Grand Duke Michael and Countess Torby
Gold bracelet set with diamonds and rubies - Princess Victoria
Silver Box - Princess Beatrice
Gold braceletset with diamonds and sapphires - Princess Louis of Battenberg
Gold bracelet (brooch) set with rubies and diamonds - Prince Louis of Battenberg
Gold cup - Princess Christian
Gold and platinum cigarette case - Countess Zia Torby
Diamond and sapphire Pendant - Grand Duke George, Grand Duke Alexander, Grand Duke Serge and Grand Duchess George.
Buckle brooch set with diamonds and sapphires - Grand Duchess Anastasie of Russia
Pendant set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia
Three diamond buttons - Grand Duchess Serge of Russia
Gold bracelet set with a large sapphire - Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia
Gold fruit and sweet service- King Manuel and Queen Amelia of Portugal
Source:The Times;The Graphic;