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Detail from a portrait of the marriage of Princess Helena

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


Fan depicting 'Cupid and Psyche' c. 1750

RCIN 25369

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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.