An Album of British Royal Weddings

An Album of British Royal Weddings
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Edward VII and Princess Alexandra of Denmark, March 10, 1863
The Prince of Wales at the time of his wedding, Victoria's eldest son Edward encountered numerous scandals in royal circles with his marriage to Princess Alexandra. First, many of Edward's mother's relatives were German, and Germany at the time was engaged in a dispute with the bride's nation over the territories of Schleswig and Holstein. Further, Edward was a notorious womanizer, rumored to have consorted with commoners, nobility and several famous actresses of the era.

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