The Childhood of the Prince Consort

The Childhood of the Prince Consort

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...joy, the hurry, and the excitement of all that was passing, the dear old grandmother at Gotha was not forgotten. The Duke, her son, wrote to her on their journey, and on the weddingday itself Albert despatched a few lines to her. "Dear Grandmamma, --In less than three hours I shall stand before the altar with my dear bride! In these solemn moments I must once more ask your blessing, which I am well assured I shall receive, and which will be my safeguard and my future joy! I must end. God be my stay! Ever your faithful "Grandson. "London, Feb. 10, 1840." How glad the poor lady must have been to know that Albert was always thinking of her, although he had no more time than to write these few lines. How glad too, she must have felt, that although he was about to become allied to one of the greatest of European nations, he was not puffed up with pride, but that rather he prayed for her blessing, and for God's help in his new duties and trials. But you will think we are a long time before we get to the wedding. There are so many details to be taken from the long account before me, that I hardly know which to choose. The marriage had been fixed to take place at the Chapel Royal at one o'clock. Punctually at half-past twelve, the Queen left Buckingham Palace, with her mother the Duchess of Kent, and the Duchess of Sutherland. She wore a magnificent veil of Honiton lace, which, however, did not hide her fair young face. Her ornaments were few, but among them she did not fail to wear the sapphire brooch so recently given her by Prince Albert. Her trainbearers and attendants were also dressed with graceful simplicity, but seldom was so much youth and beauty seen in one place, as in the Chapel Royal, St. James's, on Her Majesty's wedding...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553268
  • 9781236553263