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A Brief History of the 'White Wedding'


London, England, UK --- The Queen married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace on 10 February 1840. Color print from circa 1850s. --- Image by © The Print Collector/Corbis
London, England, UK --- The Queen married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace on 10 February 1840. Color print from circa 1850s. --- Image by © The Print Collector/Corbis

Have you ever wondered why so many of today's weddings feature white dresses, tiered cakes and registries for silver and dishes? Queen Victoria (and the rest of her era) get a lot of the credit.

Queen Victoria married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace on February 10, 1840. Color print from circa 1850s. © The Print Collector/Corbis

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, 20th century, Queen Victoria


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