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Princess Beatrice seated posted on the Alexander Palace Discussion Forum by liljones1968 on 4 April 2008

L'ancienne cour -Princess Alexandra of Wales then Queen of Great... -

Princess Alexandra of Wales then Queen of Great Britain with sister Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), April 26, 1923.

Queen Victoria, on the her wedding day to Prince Albert..Orange blossoms were very popular accessories during the Victorian era, often worn as a wreath or circlet, which is exactly what Queen Victoria wore on her wedding day. Her orange blossom crown was accented with two large ostrich feather plumes that helped fill out the space over her lace veiling. The plumes appear in the royal photographs, but were omitted in her bridal portrait.

1880 was a year between the two bustle eras, but this photo shows fashionable Alexandra's dress has a substantial bustle. Her dress has dark velvet in the bodice, collar around the back of the ruff, elbow pads, and bustle.