Wedding presents| Duchess of Connaught
Schmuck Geschenke zur Hochzeit von Luise Margarete Prinzessin von Preussen, Herzogin von Connaught
Das Diamanthalsband angeordnet wie Strahlen, war früher im Besitz der Mutter von Königin Victoria, der Herzogin von Kent und ein Geschenk der Queen an ihre Schwiegertochter, es ist als Diadem und Halsschmuck zu tragen.
Weitere Geschenke der Königin, waren die Diamant-Brosche an ihrer rechten Schulter gut sichtbar. Die Diamant-Perlen Brosche mit einer Perle und Diamanten als Anhänger an ihrem Ausschnitt, war das Geschenk ihres Vaters Prinz Charles Frederick; ein Gold-und Diamant-Armband, war das gemeinsame Präsent der übrigen Brüder und Schwestern des Bräutigams. Die fünf grossen Diamantsterne im Brautkranz schenkte der Bräutigam der Braut.
Die Abbildung rechts zeigt das Geschenk der Stadt Windsor: ein Diamant-Armband mit einer Diamant Rosette im Wert von über £ 280. "von Windsor" wurden im Goldarmband eingraviert und das Etui trägt die Inschrift: "Von Windsor für Ihre Königliche Hoheit, die Prinzessin Margaret Louise Alexandra Victoria Agnes von Preußen zu ihrer Vermählung, 13. März 1879."
Wedding | Marriage gifts & presents
The marriage of his Royal Highness Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Streathearne, Earl of Sussex, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha toke place on March 13,1879.
Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, the bride, wore a heavy white satin dress, a band of lace ten centimetres long encircling the waist. The skirt was sewn with lace 30 centimetres wide and decorated with a bunch of myrtle-leaves, the emblem in Germany of the bridal state. The train was four metres long and surmounted by a lace flounce one metre in width made in Silesia, in which a sprig of myrtle was fixed.
The bridal veil was about three metres square, made of point d'Alencon lace, the design representing orange blossems, roses, and myrtle-leaves interwined.
And was fastened to her hair with five diamond stars (details of the stars), ), the gift of the bridegroom. Above in her wedding photograph, the stars are clearly visible in front of her floral wreath.
The handkerchief was made of the same material as the veil and showed the same design, one corner being embellished with the princess's monogramm the other with a Prussian eagle. The Princess had a beautiful bridal bouquet of white flowers in her hand.
The bridesmaids wore dresses of the richest white satin duchess faille and mousseline de soie, embroidered with wild ros-buds and foligae, flowers representing England, Scotland, Irland and Germany.
Also visible in the picture of the bride, are the diamond fringe necklace formerly the property of the Duchess of Kent the gift of the Queen, the diamond brooch which was the gift of the Queen on her right shoulder, the diamond and pearl brooch with diamond and pearl pendant (the gift of her father Prince Frederick Charles) was woren in the centre of the neckline, a gold and diamond bracelet which was the gift of the groom's brothers and sisters.
As well as the wedding present of the Town of Windsor, which presented the Princess with a diamond bracelet having a rosette centre, and valued at about £280. The words "From Windsor" are engraved upon the gold armlet, and the case bears the inscription "From Windsor to Her Royal Highness the Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes of Prussia on her Marriage, march 13th, 1879."
The wedding - giftlist
From Queen Victoria
a pendant composed of very large diamonds(a pearl and diamond pendant??)
a diamond fringe necklace which had belong to the Duchess of Kent
an Indian diadem compose of diamonds and emeralds
The Queen gave a magnificent diamond tiara, brilliants hanging down in sparkling poaks from a central wreath of brilliants of pure water.
And, as all daughters-in-law she was gifted with: The Order of Victoria and Albert .
The Order of the Crown of India, ( -Royal and Imperial Cyper "V.R&L" in diamonds, pearls and turquoises, encircled by a border set with pearsl surmounted by the Imperial Crown, jewelled and enammeld in heraldic colours, attached to a light blue watered riband, edged with white)
From the Emperor and Empress of Germany
a necklace of four rows of pearls, the picture >>
From Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia (father of the bride)
a diamond and pearl brooch
From Princess Frederick Charles of Prussia (mother of the bride)
a bracelet designed after Holbein
From Prince Charles of Prussia (grandfather of the bride)
a diamond and saphire star
a gold bracelet of diamonds and pearls
a pendant of turquoises and diamonds
From the Prince and Princess of Wales
a diamond tiara shamrock could be this tiara, on the left >>
From Prince and Princess Henry of The Netherlands
a diamond and ruby brooch and pendant
From the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
a diamond and pearl brooch and pendant
From the Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar
a gold bracelet with butterfly and precious stones
From the Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse
a bracelet of pearls and diamonds
From the Bridesmaids
a bracelet with diamonds and two pearl hearts more>>
a necklace of old irish work
From the Inhabitants and Town of Windsor
a diamond bracelet in the picture above
Source: The Times, 13./14./17 March 1879
Wedding Presents to the Duke of Connaught and Strathearne
From Duke of Edinburgh
sapphire and ruby solitaires
From the Princess of Wales
a ring set with the stone known as cats-eye
From the Colonel Stannesley
a brest-pin with a sapphire set in diamonds
Silver centre-piece- from the Prince of Wales
Large picture of flowers - from the Crown Princess of Germany
Two silver candlesticks - from Prince and Princess Christian
Old silver candlesticks - from Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lorne
Six old gold and silver spoons- from Duchess of Cambridge
Claret jug, mounted in gold - from Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Silver fish servers - from Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Silver tea service - from Princess Charlotte of Prussia
Dresden china clock and candelabrum - from Princess Augusta of Saxe Coburg
Letter-box - from Count Gleichen
Many more pieces of silver and china from many personal friends and servants.
Source: The Scotsman 10 March 1879
Special thanks to Laura!!
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