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The wedding took place on October 15th, 1913, and was commemorated in the ‘Royal Wedding Double Number’ of October 18th (Appendix list no. 66). Prince Arthur, the only son of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught (the Duke being Arthur, the third son of Queen Victoria) was the first cousin to the King, and Princess Alexandra of Fife, the elder daughter of the Princess Royal (Princess Louise) and the late Duke of Fife, was the King’s niece. The wedding took place in the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, the ceremony being performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

1913 prince arthurs wedding
The magazine shows photographs of the bride from infancy to the age of 17 and the bridegroom from babyhood to the age of 19. There are full descriptive biographies of the couple and illustrations of the ceremony in the Chapel Royal, the Park Lane residence of the bride and groom, their drive through the streets, their wedding presents, the couple setting out for their honeymoon, their relations and guests, the wedding gowns, floral decorations and the wedding cake.
The decorative cover of the magazine has a bright orange-red background against which, in an oval frame, is a full length photograph of the bride and groom in informal dress. Above the orange frame are three cupids holding flowers, draped down the side of the frame are wedding ribbons and lovers’ knots and beneath the frame is a hymeneal torch and scattered flowers.
The issue, number 3887, vol. 143 (pages 585-648) measures 30 x 42 cm and was priced at one shilling.

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