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Under a bright spring sky Princess Alexandra of Kent married the Hon. Angus Ogi1vy on April 24, 1963.
Princess Alexandra, the only daughter of the late Prince George and Princess Marina, was brought up with her two brothers Edward and Michael in their Buckinghamshire home. She was educated at Heathfield, Ascot, and took a course in nursing at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children. After leaving finishing school in Paris she started attending public engagements. The Hon. Angus Ogilvy, the second son of the 12th Earl, of Airlie (for many years Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) and the Countess of Airlie, was educated at Heatherdown, near Ascot, and at Eton. He went to Trinity College, Oxford; joined the Draylon Group of Investment Trusts and, at the time of his marriage, was Chairman, Managing Director and Director of many companies, most of which were in the Draylon group.
The special ‘Wedding Number’ of the ILN published on May 4, 1963

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(Appendix List No. 166) has illustrated biographies of the bride and groom; scenes of Princess Alexandra at her charitable, social and formal engagements; royal relations and guests; the marriage ceremony at Westminster Abbey performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury; the journey in the State Glass Coach to the reception at St. James’s Palace, and their new home Thatched House in Richmond Park.
The coloured cover has a studio portrait of the couple in a rectangular frame surrounded by a thick border representing the Ogilvy tartan.
This is issue number 6457, vol. 242, pages 645-708, measuring 37 x 26 cm and priced at four shillings.

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