Queen Victoria married her cousin, Albert, in 1840 in this wedding gown, which is here shown in a 2012 exhibition as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The gown, of silk trimmed with lace, was designed by Mrs. Bettans, one of Victoria's dressmakers.
Queen Victoria's white satin and Honiton lace wedding gown, British, 1840. On her wedding morning, Queen Victoria wrote in her journal: "Had my hair dressed and the wreath of orange flowers put on" (in between breakfast and receiving various visitors, including Prince Albert). "Dressed....I wore a white satin gown with a very deep flounce of Honiton, imitation of old. I wore my Turkish diamond necklace and earrings, and Albert's beautiful sapphire brooch".
When Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert on February 10, 1840 at the royal chapel of St. James, she wore a white satin dress, a custom which has been imitated since by many brides, royal and not royal.
The Princess Charlotte of Wales' wedding dress. June 1816. Prior to Queen Victoria, royal brides traditionally wore silver. Queen Victoria chose a white dress to show off the white lace she wanted to include, which Prince Albert liked.
1858 photo of Princess Royal Victoria's wedding dress. She was the oldest daughter of Queen Victoria. She also looked just like her. Her oldest son became the last Kaiser of Germany, Wilhelm ll. He was pretty much the black sheep of the family when they would all get together for family bar b ques.