previous next

Marriage of the Prince of Wales.

--Tuesday March 10, was the day appointed for the marriage of the Prince of Wales. In anticipation of this event all England has been stirred for weeks — every city, town, and hamlet getting itself in holiday trim for the joyful occasion. From the many items of interest which crowd the columns of the leading journals we clip the following. The London News says:

‘ The bouquet-holder, in which the bouquet will be presented to the Princess Alexandra, on her leading in England, by the lady of the Mayor of Gravesend, in form will resemble a cornucopia, and is so arranged that by torching a spring ingeniously contrived it may be rested in an upright position. The ornamentation will consist of the arms of England and Denmark, surmounted by Prince of Wales feathers, issuing from a gold crown set with sapphires. On the reverse will be represented the motto of the corporation of Gravesend. The gold work of the cornucopia will be nourished with sink

coral and pearls, being the national colors of Denmark.

’ A Manchester paper says:

‘ The Princess Alexandra is to be received in the city by a bevy of blooming belles, the brightest gracefullest, and most fascinating of the beauties of the city; and the mode of the reception, and all the petty details belonging to it, will be immediately arranged under the auspices of a committees of ladies.

The Liverpool Town Council have adopted a resolution to place $1,500 at the disposal of the Mayor, for the provision of outdoor amusements on the day and evening. The felts will include displays of fire works in three parts of the town, musical performances at the Park, organ performances at St. George's Hall, and a treat to all the school children of the town. There will be no illumination of the public buildings; but it is expected that the various tradesmen, &c., will illuminate their promises. The Mayor will give a grand ball and banquet, for which one thousand invitations have been already issued. A number of the ladies of the town have united to present a souvenir to the Princes a Alexandria. The corporation intend to grant a holiday to their savants in all departments.

Similar festivities would mark the day in all the principal towns of England. The Princess will be escorted through the different countries by the representatives of Crest Britain from their respective capitals. A Copenhagen correspondent of the Boston Fort thus all to the Princess:

Princess Alexander is a most accomplished lady, and one of the fairest daughters of our little Denmark; her education has been of the highest order, she speaks fluently six living languages, and is quite an oil painting as well as an excellent performer on the piano and harp. But better than all those things are the noble qualities of her heart and mind, her benevolence to the poor, her unostentatious manners, and her sympathy with all that is Danish.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Denmark (Denmark) (4)
Gravesend (United Kingdom) (2)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
October, 3 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: