Social Victorians/1893-07-05 Garden Party
Garden Party at Marlborough HouseEdit
- 5 July 1893
- Marlborough House
- Hosted by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Wales
Who Was PresentEdit
- Queen Victoria
- Grand Duke of Hesse
- Prince and Princess Henry of Battenberg
- Prince and Princess Henry of Prussia
- Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart.
- Earl Spencer, K.G., First Lord of the Admiralty
Attending Queen VictoriaEdit
- The Dowager Duchess of Roxburghe (officiating Mistress of the Robes)
- The Dowager Lady Churchill (Lady in Waiting)
- Miss McNeill
- Lord Camoys (Lord in Waiting)
- Major-General Sir John McNeill (Equerry in Waiting)
- Major-General Sir Henry Ewart (Equerry in Waiting)
From the London Daily NewsEdit
<quote>Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke of Hesse, Prince and Princess Henry of Battenberg, and Prince and Princess Henry of Prussia, was present at the garden party given by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales at Marlborough House.
Her Majesty was attended by the Dowager Duchess of Roxburghe (officiating Mistress of the Robes), the Dowager Lady Churchill (Lady in Waiting), Miss McNeill, Lord Camoys (Lord in Waiting), and Major-General Sir John McNeill and Major-General Sir Henry Ewart (Equerries in Waiting).
At the Marlborough House garden party Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart., had the honour of being presented to the Queen by Earl Spencer, K.G., First Lord of the Admiralty, on his appointment to the command of the Mediterranean Fleet.</quote> ("Court Circular")
Be sure this refers to the right garden party (one more immediately before 15 July 1893?)Edit
<quote>It was noticeable at the Marlborough House garden party the other day, that many of the younger married women, and, indeed, some of the unmarried girls, wore bonnets instead of hats. This was in deference, to the Queen's taste. Her Majesty is not fond of hats, except for girls inschoolroom, and considers that bonnets are more suitable for full dress occasions.</quote> ("The Wares of Autolycus")
Questions and NotesEdit
- "Court Circular." London Daily News 6 July 1893, Thursday: p. 5 [of 8], Col. British Newspaper Archive. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18930706/028/0005 (Accessed April 2015).
- "Wares of Autolycus, The." Pall Mall Gazette 15 July 1893, Saturday: p. 5 [of 12], Col. 1A. British Newspaper Archive. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000098/18930715/016/0005 (accessed April 2015).