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Detail from a portrait of the marriage of Princess Helena
Royal Weddings

The history of Royal weddings as seen through items in the Royal Collection


Fan depicting 'Cupid and Psyche'

c. 1750

RCIN 25369

Queen Mary was a prolific collector of fans and received over 40 fans as wedding gifts at the time of her marriage to the future King George V in 1893. The fans included examples with romantic subjects, such as this depicting Cupid, god of love, holding the hand of his beloved Psyche.

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