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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

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) 1847

RCIN 400885

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This portrait of Queen Victoria, shown wearing her wedding wreath, as well as the brooch that was a gift the day before the wedding from Prince Albert. Victoria wore the brooch on her wedding day, and it remained a favoured piece of her jewelery.

The painting itself was a surprise present for their wedding anniversary from Prince Albert, and was placed in the Prince's Dressing Room at Windsor Castle.