Re: Delhi Durbar - Royal Collection - wedding ring
Posted by Nellie on June 6, 2012, 8:47 pm, in reply to "Re: Delhi Durbar - Royal Collection"
Thank you Boffer.
I love that it was a letter on the morning of the wedding.
These days they would be texting.
And I am curious about the source Field used.
Russell's Wedding at Windsor is not in the bibliography. I shall have to check that favourite source of mine for Edward VII.
: In regards to George V's wedding ring. He did
: wear one.
: As can be seen in Pope-Hennessy, page 266;
: Queen Mary wrote to George on the morning of
: their wedding stating:
: "I should much like to give you a
: wedding ring if you will wear it for my sake
: - I therefore send you herewith one or two
: to try on for size - Let me know the one you
: choose at once & I will give it to you
: in the Chapel."
: Furthermore, Field writes on page 97 ,
: "Prince Albert, King Edward VII and
: King George V all wore wedding rings on the
: fourth finger of their left hand, but since
: 1923 a tradition has been established by the
: male members of the royal family of wearing
: a narrow wedding band next to the crested
: gold signet ring on the little finger of
: their left hand."
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