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The wedding dress of Princess Charlotte Augusta.

May 2, 2015

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The wedding dress of Princess Charlotte Augusta.

This is how her wedding attire was described in “La Belle Assemblee”, from May of 1816.

As we have been gratified with a sight of the wedding dresses of this amiable and
illustrious
female, a particular yet concise account of them cannot but be acceptable to our fair readers.

The Royal Bride, happy in obtaining him whom her heart had selected, and whom
consenting
friends approved, wore on her countenance that tranquil and chastened joy which a female so
situated could not fail to experience.  Her fine fair hair, elegantly yet simply arranged, owed more
to its natural beautiful wave than to the art of the friseur; it was crowned with a most superb
wreath of brilliants, forming rosebuds with their leaves.

Her dress was silver lama [lamé] on net, over a silver tissue slip, embroidered at the bottom
with silver lama in shells and flowers.  Body and sleeves to correspond, elegantly trimmed with
point Brussels lace.  The manteau was of silver tissue lined with white satin, with a border of
embroidery to answer that on the dress, and fastened in front with a splendid diamond ornament.
Such was the bridal dress …

The jewellery of the royal bride is most superb; beside the wreath, are a diamond cestus, ear-
rings, and an armlet of great value, with a superb set of pearls. 

1816 May. Wedding Dress of Princess Charlotte.

From: La Belle Assemblee.

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