February 10, 1840 Queen Victoria married Albert, Prince Consort. Already Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Albert was Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and later The Prince Consort; Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel.
They were married at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s. Queen Victoria’s wedding day was inauspicious, a heavy rain falling; but immense multitudes assembled to gaze upon the processions.
At daybreak crowds of anxious and loyal subjects were seen hastening from all parts of the city in the direction of the royal palaces and the whole city exhibited the most extensive preparations for the proper celebration of Queen Victoria’s wedding. In St. James’s Park, the area in front of Buckingham Palace, and the avenue leading from thence to the garden entrance of St. James’s was densely thronged before eight o’clock, and the rain which fell after that time caused no sensible diminution of the crowds, for as fast as the endeavor of one body of the eager visitors gave way their places were filled by the fresh numbers which were every minute arriving.
Queen Victoria’s dress was of rich white satin, trimmed with orange flower blossoms. The headdress was a wreath of orange flower blossoms, and over this a beautiful veil of Honiton lace, worn down. The bridesmaids or train-bearers were also attired in white. The cost of the lace alone on the dress was £1,000. The satin, which was of a pure white, was manufactured in Spitalfields. Queen Victoria wore an armlet having the motto of the Order of the Garter: “Honi soit qui mal y pense,” inscribed. She also wore the star of the Order.
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