Wedding dress of Princess Helena

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The wedding dress of Princess Helena refers to the wedding dress of Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, third daughter and fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

Princess Helena on 5 July 1866

Princess Helena married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, son of Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Countess Luise Sophie von Danneskjold-Samsöe, on 5 July 1866 at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

The princess wore a dress of rich white satin featuring deep flounces of Honiton lace, the design of which featured roses, ivy, and myrtle. Her headpiece was composed of orange blossom and myrtle, and the veil was also made of Honiton lace. The bride wore a necklace, earrings, and brooch of opals and diamonds, a wedding gift from the Queen. Along with bracelets set with miniatures, Helena also wore the order of Victoria and Albert.[1]

The bridesmaids wore white tulle skirts, trimmed with bouillons of tulle over white glace slips, with tunics of silver tulle and chatelaines of flowers; forget-me-knots, blush roses and heather, with wreaths and veils to match. The bridesmaids were Lady Margaret Scott, Lady Laura Phipps, Lady Mary Wentwoth-Fitzwilliam, Lady Muriel Campbell, Lady Caroline Gordon-Lennox, Lady Albertha Hamilton, Lady Alexandrina Murray, and Lady Ernestine Edgcumbe.[2]


  1. ^ Round table, Volume 3. H. E. and C. H. Sweeter, 1866. Wedding of Princess Helena
  2. ^ London Gazette. Issue 23140. 17 July 1866. pg 4. London Gazette: Procession of the bride