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Queen Victoria and her mother The Duchess of Kent

Queen Victoria and her mother The Duchess of Kent

In order to marry Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark gave up his Greek and Danish titles, converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism, and took the surname of his mother’s British family; Mountbatten. On the morning of the wedding, Philip had been made Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich by King George VI.

In order to marry Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark gave up his Greek and Danish titles, converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism, and took the surname of his mother’s British family; Mountbatten. On the morning of the wedding, Philip had been made Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich by King George VI.

"Queen Victoria in her Wedding Gown,"by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873,German)

"Queen Victoria in her Wedding Gown,"by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873,German)

(R-L) Farah Pahlavi, wife of the late Shah of Iran with her son Prince Reza Pahlavi and his wife Princess Yasmine

(R-L) Farah Pahlavi, wife of the late Shah of Iran with her son Prince Reza Pahlavi and his wife Princess Yasmine

Queen Victoria and her mother Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn, engraved by Richard James Lane, 1834 (engraving) by Sir George Hayter on Magnolia Box Royaland

Queen Victoria and her mother Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn, engraved by Richard James Lane, 1834 (engraving) by Sir George Hayter on Magnolia Box Royaland

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Top 10 Best Royal Wedding Dresses: #9. HRH Princess Claire

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Top 10 Best Royal Wedding Dresses: #9. HRH Princess Claire

Feb. 10, 1840    A hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a portrait of Queen Victoria on her wedding day.

Historical royal wedding gowns

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