Wedding of Viscount Althorp and Hon. Frances Roche in Tatler
Page from The Tatler reporting on the wedding of Viscount Althorp (later Earl Spencer) and the Hon. Frances Roche, the parents of Diana, Princess of Wales, taking place at Westminster Abbey in June 1954. The wedding was attended by the Queen and other members of the royal family - the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret can be seen in the bottom right photograph.
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Portrait of the Prince Imperial
Photograph of Louis Napoleon, the Prince Imperial (1856-1871) as a young boy. Born as the heir to the French Imperial throne, Louis was exiled along with his parents following the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War. He attended Woolwich Military Academy and eventually joined the British army as an observer during the Zulu War of 1879. He was killed while taking part in reconnaissance duty when his party was attacked by Zulus at an apparently abandoned kraal (village). Date: c. 1868
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Roman wedding ceremony
Roman wedding ceremony. Bride and groom hold hands embraced by the goddess Juno Pronuba, while two cupids fly above with garland and foliage. From an illustration in Pietro Santi Bartoli's Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum, 1660. Cerimonie Nuziali. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Il Costume Antico e Moderno, Florence, 1843