Prinzessin Helena von Grossbritannien
Prinzessin Helena von Grossbritannien und Nordirland, 3.Tochter von Queen Victoria
Das Armband war ein Geschenk des Maharadscha Dhuleep Singh, folgendermassen beschrieben in den Zeitungen:
"Ein flexibles Armband, verziert mit Perlen und Rubinen, das Zentrum ausgeschmückt mit Rubinen und Perlen und einer großen Perle in der Mitte." The Times, 11 Jul 1866.
Das Geschenk des Maharadscha Dhuleep Singh's
". . . War ein massiv goldenes Armband von Messers. London und Ryder, im Zentrum ein Ornament, bestehend aus weißem Emaille, Indischen Rubinen und Perlen, das entfernt werden und dann als Brosche getragen werde kann; das Band, bestehend aus diagonalen Linien von Orient Perlen und Rubinen, hat eine sehr elegante Anmutung. "
Jewels | Wedding gift to Princess Christian, Helena of Great Britain and Ireland
The marriage of her Royal Highness the Princess Helena Augusta Victoria, third daughter of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort Duke of Saxony and Prince of Saxe Coburg and Gotha was held in the chapel of Windsor. Above is a painting of the ceremony.
Princess Helena wore a bridal dress of rich white satin, with deep flounces of Honiton guipure, the train of extra length, trimmed with bouquets of orange blossom and myrtle, lined with white glace and trimmed with Honiton guipure, with cordons and bouquets of orange blossom and myrtle.
The wreath was composed of orange blossoms and myrtle and the bridal veil (a square) was of the choicest Honiton lace, to match the dress.
The Bride wore a necklace, earrings and brooch of opals and diamonds, the wedding gift of the Queen and bracelets set with miniatures and the order of Victoria and Albert.
The bridesmaids wore white tulle skirts, trimmed, with buillons of tulle over white glace slips, with tunics of silver tulle and chatelaines of flowers; forget-me-nots, blush roses and heather, with wreaths and veils to match.
The Princess of Wales wore a dress of blue tulle over blue silk, richly trimmed with Irish lace riband and lillies of the valley; tiara of diamonds and veil; ornaments, pearls and diamonds:
Princess Louis and Princess Beatrice wore a similar dress with petticoat of white tulle over white glace trimmed with a deep flounce of Irish point lace; train of blue satin trimmed with Irish point and silver gimp and balls of blue and silver; blush roses as head dress with feathers and veil; ornaments with diamonds.
Her Majesty wore a rich black moire antique dress interwoven with silver and trimmed with black crape and a row of diamonds round the body.
The Queen wore a coronet of diamonds attached to a long white crape leiss veil, a diamond necklace and cross and a brooch composed of a large sapphire set in diamonds.
The bracelet was a gift of Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, described as:
An elastic band bracelet, ornamented with pearls and rubies, the centre composed also with rubies and pearls, with a large pearl in the middle.The Times, 11 Jul 1866.
The gift of the Maharajah Dhuleep Singhs gift . . . was a massive gold armlet made by Messers. London and Ryder, of New Bond-street, the centre ornament being composed of white enamel, Indian rubies, and pearls, and made so to be removed and worn as a brooch; the band, composed of diagonal lines of Oriental pearls and rubies, having a most elegant appearance.Illustrated London News, 07 Jul 1866
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