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The second wedding of 1893 was that between 'Prince George, Duke of York and Princess Victoria Mary (“Princess May”) of Teck'

on July 6th in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace. Prince George was the only surviving son of the Prince and Princess of Wales and Princess Mary was the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Teck (a Duchy in Wurtenberg in Swabia). The Duchess of Teck was Princess Mary of Cambridge. The issue of July 10 (Appendix List no. 27) describes all the pre - post - and actual wedding scenes with special sections on the royal bridesmaids, the childhoods of the bridal pair and a survey of Teck and its Dukes. This extra number has a wrapper in pink, brown and gold. it displays two large photographic portraits of the bride and groom in oval frames surmounted by a stooping winged figure of the deity of marriage Hymen, carrying the bridal veil and torch with cupids bearing bouquets and holding the bridal train. The issue has 40 pages, measures 30 x 42 cm and was priced at one shilling. next page >>

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