Social Victorians/1884-07-25 Garden Party


Who Was PresentEdit

  1. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
  2. Alexandra, Princess of Wales
  3. The King of Sweden and Norway
  4. the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Germany, with the Princesses Victoria, Sophie, and Margaret of Prussia
  5. the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  6. Alfred (Affie), the Duke of Edinburgh
  7. the Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and the Princesses Victoria and Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
  8. the Princess Louise (Marchioness of Lorne) and the Marquess of Lorne
  9. the Duke of Cambridge
  10. Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar and the Countess Dornberg
  11. Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar
  12. Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg

Present as an AttendantEdit

In attendance on the King of Sweden and Norway:

  • M. Ove Gude
  • M. Axel Lilliehook

In attendance on the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Germany:

  • Mademoiselle von Gerstorff
  • Mademoiselle de Perpigna
  • Count von Seckendorff
  • M. de Nyvenheim

In attendance on the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz:

  • Baron von Both
  • Major Winsloe

In attendance on Alfred (Affie), the Duke of Edinburgh:

  • Lieutenant Charles T. Gimlette, R.N.

In attendance on the Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg:

  • Miss Loch
  • Lieutenant Colonel George Grant Gordon

In attendance on the Princess Louise and the Marquess of Lorne:

In attendance on the Duke of Cambridge:

  • Colonel R. Hale

People InvitedEdit

<quote>A large number of ladies and gentlemen had the honour of being invited, but some among them were unavoidably prevented from attending.</quote> (GPaMH)


As reported on Saturday in the London Standard, Bertie and Alex hosted a Garden Party at Marlborough House: <quote>The band of the 2d Life Guards, under the direction of Mr. W. Winterbottom; the band of the 10th Royal Hussars, under the direction of Mr. B. Green; and the Chinese musicians, played in the garden during the afternoon</quote> (GPaMH).

Questions and NotesEdit

  1. Mostly the people reported as present were family and their attendants, but this was a garden party at Marlborough House, and so was probably enormous.