Mary Evans Cambridge-Abel Smith Balcombe wedding,1931 - bridesmaids 10499835
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Picture No 10499835
Date 24th October 1931
Description Cambridge-Abel Smith Balcombe wedding,1931 - bridesmaids
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The twelve bridesmaids in attendance at the wedding of Lady May Cambridge and Captain Henry Abel Smith at Balcombe church,1931. The celebration of such an exalted wedding in a village church was quite unusual, with three of the bridesmaids being royal-Princess Elizabeth(later Queen Elizabeth II of England), Princess Ingrid of Sweden and Princess Sybilla of Saxe Coburg Gotha. The little bridesmaids, including Princess Elizabeth, wore fur coats with nigella blue dresses with tiny tight fitting bodices beneath, with caps of latticed blue velvet, and silver shoes.
Source Unattributed photograph in The Sphere 31st October 1931, page 175.
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 10499835 - The twelve bridesmaids in attendance at the wedding of Lady May Cambridge and Captain Henry Abel Smith at Balcombe church,1931. The celebration of such an exalted wedding in a village church was quite unusual, with three of the bridesmaids being royal-Princess Elizabeth(later Queen Elizabeth II of England), Princess Ingrid of Sweden and Princess Sybilla of Saxe Coburg Gotha. The little bridesmaids, including Princess Elizabeth, wore fur coats with nigella blue dresses with tiny tight fitting bodices beneath, with caps of latticed blue velvet, and silver shoes.

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