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MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCESS MARY OF CAMBRIDGE. On Tuesday morning, about twelve o'clock, her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge was married in the parish church of Kew, Surrey, to his Serene Highness Franz Loais Pa.ul Alexander Prince von Teck, an officer or ex-officer in the Austrian ser- vice. It will, however, afford much gratification to most Englishmen to learn—and we state it on autho- rity—that the Princess Mary does not lose, by her marriage, the title and name by which she has made herself so generally popular; she will not be Princess of Teck, as that title implies a lower social status than that which she already holds, so that she will be still our Princess Mary of Cambridge. Although the time fixed for the wedding1 was nomi- nally half-past eleven, and all persons were ordered to be in the church before, the ceremony did not take place till, nearly, if not quite, twelve, owing to the late arrival of the Queen. The whole of the village was en fete long before that time, aad hundreds of visitors came from London hoping to see something or other, most of them with very scant success, as the neighbour- hood of Cambridge-cottage was strictly guarded from the intrusion of unprivileged persons by Superintendent Walker, of the A division, and a select body of his men. From Cambridge-cottage to the little church on the green opposite, covered with ivy, and all but a, high flagstaff- at the east end hidden by trees, a neat awning had been erected by Mr. Benjamin Edgington, of Duke-street, and to the left of this was a large stand, in several rows, accommodating those who were favoured with tickets. The church itself, which has witnessed many Royal marriages, will hold hardly more than 200 people. Her Majesty arrived at Kew-bridge station at 11.45 or thereabouts. She was accompanied by their Royal Highnesses Prince Arthur, Princess Helena, and Princess Louise, and was attended by the Daohess of Wellington (Mistress of the Robes), the Dowager- Duchess of Athole (Lady in Waiting), Lieutenant- General Sir Thomas Myddleton Bidduiph, K.C.B. (Joint .'Keeper of the Privy Purse), and the two Equerries in Waiting, Lord Charles Fitzroy and Colonel the Hon. Dadley C. Fitzgerald de Ros. The Duke of Cambridge received her Majesty at Kew Church, and with Sir T. Biddulpb conducted her to the Royal gallery at the west end. Then the Royal family left Cambridge-cottage for the church in the following order as nearly as possible:—The Duke of Cambridge and the Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge, the Crown Prince of Denmark and the Grand Duchess of Meeklenburg-Strelitz, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess Caroline of Mecklenbarg-Strelitz, with the following ladies and gentlemen in waiting:—The Conn tees of Macclesfield, Lady in Waiting to the Princess of Wales; General Enollys, Comptroller of the Household, and Lieut.-Colonel Keppel, Equerry to the Prince of Wales; the Hon. Eliot Yorke, Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh; Lady Goraldine Somerset and Colonel J. Home- Purves, in Waiting on the Duchess of Cambridge; Count in Waiting on the Crown Prince of Denmark; Colonel the Hon. James Macdonald, Colonel Clifton, and Colonel Tyrwhitt, in Waiting on the Duke of Cambridge; Lady Caroline Cust and M. von Engel, in Waiting on the Grand Duke and Dnchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.; and Mdlle. Yon Hocbstetten, and M. Von Steuber. On the arrival of the Royal party, her Majesty was conducted from the gallery, and took her place by a ohair on the north side of the altar (the left hand side of the church looking^ altar-wards), with the Princesses and the Royal suite, who occupied places on either side of the altar on a kind of raised platform covered with red cloth. After the Royal party had taken their seats in the church, the bridegroom, Prince Teck, entered, accom- panied by his Excellency Count Appoiayi, Austrian Ambassador, and attended by Count Wimpfenn and Baron Varenbiihler. Next followed the bride s procession. Hsr Royal Highness the Princess Mary came from Cambridge- cottage leaning on the arm of her brother, the Com- mander-in-Chief, who was to give her away, and attended by fdur bridesmaids-Lady Georgiana Ssssan Hamilton, fifth daughter of the Marquis of Abarcorn, S &, Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Churchill, eldest daughter of the Dake of Marlborough; Lady Cecilia Maria Charlotte Molyneux, only daughter of the Countess of Sefton:; and Lady Ågnata Harriet Yorke, youngest daughter of the Earl of Hardwicke- Colonel Clifton and Lady Arabella Bannerman closing the procession. The bride's dreFAS was composed of the mhest white satin, the front formed of folds of satin and tulle and covered with three flounces of Honiton lace; the back forming a train of satin trimmed with three flounces of Honiton lace, and attached to the front by bouquets of orange flowers and myrtle; the body of the dress hIgh and square, trimmed with lace; the veil and handkerchief to match; the design of the lace a sequence of cornucopia filled with roses, shamrocks, and thistles, The bridesmaids' dresses were of white tarlatan, with very small bouillonees up the skirt, and tunics of tarlatan embroidered with straw and looped up with sashes or cornflower, blue glace, trimmed with straw; very small bonnets, with wreaths of corn- flowers and pink heath; tulle veils to the bottom of the dresses. It ought to be mentioned, as a proof of Princess Mary s kindness of heart, that, in confiding the making, &c>> wedding trousseau to Mrs. James, of Hanover-square, she expressly stipulated that it should, as far as practicable, be composed of English, Irish, and Scotch manufactures and work- Within the altar rails were his ^ace the Lord Aroh- bishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Winchester, Bishop of the Diocese, wearing the collar and George of the Garter, of which he is Prelate; the Rev. Richard Burgh Byam, the aged vicar of Kew and Petersham, and his curate, the Rev. P. W. Nott, of Trinity Collage, Cambridge. The ceremony was performed by the archbishop and the Bishop of Winohester, the vicar and his curate" assisting." Before the ceremony Hymn 213, from Hymns Ancient and Modarn" was sung by an unsnrplioed choir of about twenty» I How welcome was the call, And sweet the festal lay, When Jesus deigned in Caaa's hall To bless the marriage day. -And happy was the bride, And glad the bridegroom's heart, '■ For He who tarried at their side Bade grief and ill depart. His gracious power divine The water vessels knew, And plenteous was the mystic wine, The wondering servants drew. O! Lord of life and love, Come Thou again to-day, And bring a blessing from above That ne'er shall pass away. 011 bless, as erst of old, The bridegroom and the bride; Bless with the holier stream that flowed Forth from thy pierced side. Before thine alter throne This mercy we implore; As thou dost knit them, Lord, in one, To bless them evermore. Amen. The choir also chanted, lo a chant of Tallis's in A, the 67th Psalm, "Daus Misereatnr." At the conclu- sion of the service, Mendelssohn's Wadding March was played on the organ, at which Dr. Selle, of Rich- mond, late music-master to Princess Mary, and his son, Mr. Selle, organist of Kew, presided. Unluckily, there were no bells to ring the happy couple out of the church, Kew only boasting of one" muffin bell" in its little church turret. After the religious ceremony the parish registers were brought from the church to Cambridge-cottage, where the marriage was attested in due form in the drawing-room. A grand breakfast was afterwards given at the cot- tage in two rooms. At the Queen's table were her Majesty, Prince von Teck and the Princess Mary, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Helena, Princess Louise, Prince Arthur, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Dilk", of Cambridge, the Grand Duke and Dachess and the Diichess Dowager of Mecklenburg Strelitz, his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prince Edward of Saxe- Weimar and the Countess of Dornburg, the Crown Prince of Denmark, Duke and Dachess D'Aumale, Count and Countess Glei- chea, the Duchess of Wellington, the Dowager Dachess of Athole, and the Countess of Macclesfield. In the adjoining room were the Lord Bishop of Winchester, the Marquis of Abercorn, K.G., the Countess of Hard- wioke, the Duchess of Marlborough, the Countess of Sefton; Earl Russell, K.G. (First Lord of the Trea- sury), the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P. (Chan- cellor of the Exchequer), The Right Hon. Sir George Grey, Bart., M.P., G.O.B. (Home Secretary), the Earl of Clarendon, K.G. (Foreign Secretary), the Earl Gran- ville, K.G. (Lord President), the Earl of Derby, K.G., the Rev. R. B. Byam, vicar, and the Rev. P. W. Nott, curate, of Kew; the Rev. John Ryle Wood, canon of Worcester and chaplain to the Queen and t.he Duke of Cambridge, also late Residentiary Clerk of the Closet to King William IV., and domestic chaplain to Queen Adelaide; the Rev. Evan Nepea,n, canon of Westminster- and chaplain to the Queen, late chaplain to her Royal Highness the Dachess of Glou- cester the Rev. J. Hutchinson, rector of Great Bark- hamsted and chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge; the Rev. W. Harrison, rector of Birch, Essex, and chap- lain to the Duke of Cambridge; the Rev. A. Wai- baum, D.D., minister of the German Lutheran Chapel, St. James's; Mr. Ouvry, solicitor; Captain Mildmay Dr. Qain; the Right Hon. Sir Hugh Rose, K.S.I., Commander-in-Chief in Ireland, and all the Equerries, Ladies in Waiting, &c. &c. The usual toasts were proposed, after which the Prince of Teck and Princess Mary were to leave Kew for Ashridge-park, Earl Brownlow's seat, near Berk- hamsted. A large crowd was waiting outside the house and all along the roa.d over Kew-bridge, near which a triumphal arch of evergreens and flags had been erected by the inhabitants, with the inscription Bless the happy pair." By ordcsr ana as the expense of Prineiss Alary, about 90 school children of Kew were provided with a capital dinner at the school, and between 30 and 40 poor people had a dinner given to them at their own homes. About three o'clock a military band came from Hounslow by order of the Dake of Cambridge, and plajed for some time on the green; as also did the band of the A. and B divisions of police. In the evening -060 worth of fireworks were let off from the green, and most of the houses around it were illumi- nated. It remaias to be added that the presents received by her Royal Highness were most numerous and costly. She herself made some very handsome presents to her relatives and friends; the lockets for the bridesmaids were very beautiful, each consisting of a large piece of round pure crystal, with a monogram in relief of the initials F. M. A." (Franz, Mary Adelaide) in rubies, sapphires, and diamonds, suspended by a bow of the same jewels entwined (a very light effect being pro- duced by the way in which the crystals are set without showing any gold), a pin for the Duke of Cambridge, a splendid bracelet for the Dachess of Cambridge, with a locket suspended for two miniatures; a locket for the Princess of Wales, with a crown set in gold on the top of it; a Socket with a miniature of Princess Mary for the Queen, &c„ &,a,

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