History of Chapel Royal St James's Palace

1630 Baptism of future Charles II

1683 Marriage of Lady Anne and Prince George

1685-1699 Glorious Revolution

1840 Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

1858 Marriage of the future King Frederick III King Prussia and Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha

Chapel Royal St James's Palace is in St James's Palace.

On 28 May 1554 Gerald "Wizard Earl" Fitzgerald 11th Earl Kildare 1525-1585 (29) and Mabel Browne Countess Kildare were married at the Chapel Royal St James's Palace. They were third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III England. She by marriage Countess Kildare.

Baptism of future Charles II

On 27 Jun 1630 the future Charles II was baptised by William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645 (56) at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. Louis XIII King France 1601-1643 (28) and Marie de Medici Queen Consort France 1575-1642 (55) were godparents.

Robert Kerr 1st Earl Ancram 1578-1654 (52) was created 1st Earl Ancram.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II In 1631 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645. Around 1636 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645. Wearing a black Chimere over his white Rochet. Before 1622. Frans Pourbus the Younger Painter 1569-1622. Portrait of Louis XIII King France 1601-1643. Around 1590. Santi di Tito Painter 1536-1603. Portrait of Marie de Medici Queen Consort France 1575-1642. Around 1610. Frans Pourbus the Younger Painter 1569-1622. Portrait of Marie de Medici Queen Consort France 1575-1642. 1616. Frans Pourbus the Younger Painter 1569-1622. Portrait of Marie de Medici Queen Consort France 1575-1642.

John Evelyn's Diary 12 January 1662. 12 Jan 1662. At St. James's chapel preached, or rather harangued, the famous orator, Monsieur Morus, in French. There were present the King (31), Duke (28), French Ambassador, Lord Aubigny (42), Earl of Bristol (49), and a world of Roman Catholics, drawn thither to hear this eloquent Protestant.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King James II when Duke of York. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 24 March 1666. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II wearing his Garter Robes. Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of King James II. Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol 1612-1677 and William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700. Around 1638 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol 1612-1677.

John Evelyn's Diary 09 June 1664. 09 Jun 1664. Sir Samuel Tuke (49) being this morning married to a lady, kinswoman to my Lord Arundel of Wardour (57), by the Queen's Lord Almoner, L. Aubigny (44) in St. James's chapel, solemnized his wedding night at my house with much company.

On 06 Feb 1665 Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 was born to King James II (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27) at St James's Palace at 11:39pm being their fourth child and second daughter. She was baptised Anglican in the Chapel Royal with her elder sister Mary Stewart II Queen England Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694 (2) being Godparent as well as Anne Scott Duchess Monmouth and Buccleuch 1651-1732 (13) and Gilbert Sheldon Archbishop of Canterbury 1598-1677 (66).

In 1703 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714. Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Possibly school of. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714. In 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714. Around 1705. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714. Around 1661 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. Around 1662 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. One of the Windsor Beauties. Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 24 March 1666. Around 1676 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Mary Stewart II Queen England Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694. Around 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Mary Stewart II Queen England Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694.

John Evelyn's Diary 01 August 1676. 01 Aug 1676. In the afternoon, after prayers at St. James's Chapel, was christened a daughter of Dr. Leake's (34), the Duke's (42) Chaplain: godmothers were Lady Mary (14), daughter of the Duke of York (42), and the Duchess of Monmouth (25): godfather, the Earl of Bath (47).

Marriage of Lady Anne and Prince George

John Evelyn's Diary 28 July 1683. 28 Jul 1683. He was married to the Lady Anne (18) at Whitehall. Her Court and household to be modeled as the Duke's, her father (49), had been, and they to continue in England. See Marriage of Lady Anne and Prince George.

Before 28 Oct 1708 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of Prince George of Denmark 1st Duke Cumberland 1653-1708. Around 1705. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Prince George of Denmark 1st Duke Cumberland 1653-1708. Walmer Castle.

On 28 Jul 1683 Prince George of Denmark 1st Duke Cumberland 1653-1708 (30) and Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 (18) were married at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. They were second cousins once removed. She a daughter of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701.

1685-1699 Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 21 February 1689. 21 Feb 1689. Dr. Burnet (45) preached at St. James's on the obligation to walk worthy of God's particular and signal deliverance of the nation and church.

I saw the new Queen (26) and King (38), with great acclamation and general good reception. Bonfires, bells, guns, etc. It was believed that both, especially the Princess (26), would have shown some (seeming) reluctance at least, of assuming her father's (55) crown, and made some apology, testifying by her regret that he should by his mismanagement necessitate the nation to so extraordinary a proceeding, which would have shown very handsomely to the world, and according to the character given of her piety; consonant also to her husband's (38) first declaration, that there was no intention of deposing the King (55), but of succoring the nation; but nothing of all this appeared; she came into Whitehall laughing and jolly, as to a wedding, so as to seem quite transported. She rose early the next morning, and in her undress, as it was reported, before her women were up, went about from room to room to see the convenience of Whitehall; lay in the same bed and apartment where the late Queen (30) lay, and within a night or two sat down to play at basset, as the Queen (30), her predecessor used to do. She smiled upon and talked to everybody, so that no change seemed to have taken place at Court since her last going away, save that infinite crowds of people thronged to see her, and that she went to our prayers. This carriage was censured by many. She seems to be of a good nature, and that she takes nothing to heart: while the Prince (38), her husband, has a thoughtful countenance, is wonderfully serious and silent, and seems to treat all persons alike gravely, and to be very intent on affairs: Holland, Ireland, and France calling for his care.

Divers Bishops and Noblemen are not at all satisfied with this so sudden assumption of the Crown, without any previous sending, and offering some conditions to the absent King; or on his not returning, or not assenting to those conditions, to have proclaimed him Regent; but the major part of both Houses prevailed to make them King and Queen immediately, and a crown was tempting. This was opposed and spoken against with such vehemence by Lord Clarendon (her own uncle), that it put him by all preferment, which must doubtless have been as great as could have been given him. My Lord of Rochester (46), his brother, overshot himself, by the same carriage and stiffness, which their friends thought they might have well spared when they saw how it was like to be overruled, and that it had been sufficient to have declared their dissent with less passion, acquiescing in due time.

The Archbishop of Canterbury (72) and some of the rest, on scruple of conscience and to salve the oaths they had taken, entered their protests and hung off, especially the Archbishop, who had not all this while so much as appeared out of Lambeth. This occasioned the wonder of many who observed with what zeal they contributed to the Prince's (38) expedition, and all the while also rejecting any proposals of sending again to the absent King (55); that they should now raise scruples, and such as created much division among the people, greatly rejoicing the old courtiers, and especially the Papists.

Another objection was, the invalidity of what was done by a convention only, and the as yet unabrogated laws; this drew them to make themselves on the 22d a Parliament, the new King (38) passing the act with the crown on his head. The lawyers disputed, but necessity prevailed, the government requiring a speedy settlement.

Innumerable were the crowds, who solicited for, and expected offices; most of the old ones were turned out. Two or three white staves were disposed of some days before, as Lord Steward, to the Earl of Devonshire (49); Treasurer of the household, to Lord Newport (92); Lord Chamberlain to the King (58), to my Lord of Dorset (46); but there were as yet none in offices of the civil government save the Marquis of Halifax (55) as Privy Seal. A council of thirty was chosen, Lord Derby (34) president, but neither Chancellor nor Judges were yet declared, the new Great Seal not yet finished.

Around 1675 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury 1643-1715. Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury 1643-1715. Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of King William III of England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 wearing his Garter Collar. In 1687 Studio of Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718. In 1698. Francois de Troy Painter 1645-1730. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718. Around 1685 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718. Around 1680 Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644-1710. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718. Before 1661. Remigius van Leemput Painter 1607-1675. Copy of Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 portrait of Henry Hyde, Viscount Cornbury and his first wife Theodosia Capell. In 1685 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl Rochester 1642-1711. Around 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl Rochester 1642-1711 wearing his Garter Robes including the Garter Collar and holding his white Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. Before 1708 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. In 1697 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. Around 1660 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. Around 1655. Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707. Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Mountjoy Blount 1st Earl Newport 1597-1666. Around 1640 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Mountjoy Blount 1st Earl Newport 1597-1666. Around 1678 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax 1633-1695.

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On 08 Sep 1761 King George III (23) and Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (17) were married at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. He a grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760. She by marriage Queen Consort England.

In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788. Portrait of King George III. In 1781 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788. Portrait of King George III. In 1781 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788. Portrait of King George III. In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788. Portrait of King George III. Around 1768. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811. Portrait of King George III. In 1804. Samuel Woodford Painter 1763-1817. Portrait of King George III. Around 1800. William Beechey 1753-1839. Portrait of King George III. Around 1762. Allan Ramsay 1713-1784. Portrait of King George III. In 1754 Jean Etienne Liotard Painter 1702-1789. Portrait of King George III. Around 1766 Johan Joseph Zoffany 1733-1810. Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818. Around 1768. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811. Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818. 1777. Benjamin West 1738-1820. Portrait of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818. Around 1762. Allan Ramsay 1713-1784. Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818.

On 03 Feb 1765 William Petty 1st Marquess Lansdowne 1737-1805 (27) and Sophia Carteret Countess Shelburne 1745-1771 (19) were married at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. She by marriage Countess Shelburne in County Wexford.

On 08 Apr 1795 King George IV (32) and Caroline of Brunswick Queen Consort England 1768-1821 (26) were married at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. They were first cousins. He a son of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820. She a great granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.

Around 1792 Thomas Beach 1738-1806. Portrait of King George IV. In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788. Portrait of King George IV. Before 1830. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830. Portrait of King George IV. In 1792 John Hoppner Painter 1758-1810. Portrait of King George IV when Prince of Wales. In 1807 John Hoppner Painter 1758-1810. Portrait of King George IV in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter. In 1798. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830. Portrait of Caroline of Brunswick Queen Consort England 1768-1821. 1819. James Lonsdale Painter 1777-1839. Portrait of Caroline of Brunswick Queen Consort England 1768-1821. 1820. James Lonsdale Painter 1777-1839. Portrait of Caroline of Brunswick Queen Consort England 1768-1821.

Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

On 10 Feb 1840 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861 (20) and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20) were married by Charles Longley Archbishop 1794-1868 (45) at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. They were first cousins. She a granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.

Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861. Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861. Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 and Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861 and their children. Around 1859. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861. 1845 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. 1833. George Hayter 1792-1871. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. Around 28 Jun 1838. George Hayter 1792-1871. Coronation Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. Around 1840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. Note the Arm Garter as worn by Ladies of the Garter. In 1840. Richard Rothwell Painter 1800-1868. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. 1880. Henry Tanworth Wells Painter 1828-1903. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 being informed she was Queen by Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 and Archbishop William Howley 1766-1848.Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria 1868. George Richmond Painter 1809-1896. Portrait of Charles Longley Archbishop 1794-1868.

11 Feb 1840. Tuesday. Supplement to the London Gazette.

St James's Palace. February 10, 1840.

THIS day the Marriage of the QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY (20) with Field Marshal His ROYAL HIGHNESS FRANCIS ALBERT AUGUSTUS CHARLES EMANUEL, DUKE OF SAXE, PRINCE OF SAXE COBOURG AND GOTHA, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (20), was solemnized at the Chapel Royal St James's Palace.

Field Marshal His Royal Highness the Prince Albert (20), attended by his Suite, proceeded from Buckingham-Palace this day, about half past eleven o'clock, to St. James's-Palace, in the following order:

The first Carriage,.

Conveying General Sir George Anson, G.C.B. (43); George Edward Anson, Esq (28); and Francis Seymour, Esq (26); the Bridegroom's Gentlemen of Honour.

The second Carriage,.

Conveying the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, the Earl of Uxbridge (42) (who afterwards returned to Buckingham-Palace, to attend in Her Majesty's Procession), and the Officers of the Suite of His Serene Highness the Reigning Duke of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha, and the Hereditary Prince of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha, viz. Count Kolowrath (62), Baron Alvensleben, and Baron De Lowenfels.

The third Carriage,.

Conveying His Royal Highness the Prince Albert (20), His Serene Highness the Reigning Duke of Saxe Colourg and Gotha (56) (father), and the Hereditary Prince of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha (21) (elder brother).

Her Majesty (20), attended by Her Royal Household, accompanied by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent (53), proceeded, at twelve o'clock, from Buckingham-Palace to St James's Palace, in the following order:

The first Carriage,.

Conveying two Gentlemen Ushers, Charles Heneage, Esq (33) and the Honourable Heneage Legge (51); Yeoman of the Yeomen of the Guard, Charles Hancock, Esq,; and the Groom of the Robes, Captain Francis Seymour (51).

The second Carriage,.

Conveying the Equerry in Waiting, Lord Alfred Paget (23); two Pages of Honour, Charles T. Wemyss, Esq and Henry William John Byng (8), Esq j and the Groom in Waiting, the Honourable George Keppel.

The third Carriage,.

Conveying the Clerk Marshal, Colonel the Honourable H. E. G. Cavendish (50); the Vice-Chamberlain, the Earl of Belfast, G. C. H. (43); and the Comptroller of the Household, the Right Honourable George Stevens Byng (33).

The fourth Carriage,.

Conveying the Woman of the Bedchamber in Waiting, Mrs. Brand (60); the Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, the Earl of Ilchester (52); the Master of the Buck Hounds, Lord Kinaird; and the Treasurer of the Household, the Earl of Surrey (48).

The fifth Carriage,.

Conyeying the Maid of Honour in Waiting, the Honourable Caroline Cocks (45); the Duchess of Kent's Lady in Waiting, Lady K Howard; the Gold Stick, General Lord Hill, G. C.B., G. C. H.; and the Lord in Waiting, Viscount Torrington (27).

The sixth Carriage,.

Conveying the Lady of the Bedchamber in Waiting, the Countess of Sandwich (27); the Master of the Horse, the Earl of Albemarle, G. C.H. (67); the Lord Steward, the Earl of Erroll, K.T. G.C.H. (38); and the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Uxbridge (42).

The seventh Carriage,.

Conveying Her Most Excellent Majesty the QUEEN (20); Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent (53); and the Duchess of Sutherland, the Mistress of the Robes to Her Majesty (33).

The illustrious Personages, and others composing the Procession, then assembled in the Throneroom, and, having been called over by Garter Principal King of Arms, the Processions, moyed in the following order, to the Chapel Royal:

THE PROCESSION OF THE BRIDEGROOM.

Drums and Trumpets.

Serjeant Trumpeter.

Master of the Ceremonies, Sir Robert Chester, Knt.

Lancaster Herald, George Frederick Beltz, Esq K.H (65), York Herald, Charles George Young, Esq (44).

The Bridegroom's Gentlemen of Honour, viz. Francis Seymour, Esq (26) Gen. Sir George Anson, G.C B. (43) George Edward Anson, Esq (28).

Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household, The Earl of Belfast, G.C.H. (43), Lord Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household, The Earl of Uxbridge.

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THE QUEEN. Wearing the Collar of the Order of the Garter.

Her Majesty's Train borne by the following twelve unmarried Ladies, viz.

Lady Adelaide Paget (20), Lady Caroline Amelia Gordon-Lennox (20), Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Villiers (18), Lady Elizabeth Anne Georgiana Dorothea Howard (23), Lady Frances Elizabeth Cowper (20), Lady Ida Harriet Augusta Hay (18), Lady Elizabeth West (21), Lady Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope, Lady Mary Augusta Frederica Grimston (20), Lady Jane Harriet Bouverie (20), Lady Eleanora Caroline Paget (12), Lady Mary Charlotte Howard (18).

Assisted by the Groom of the Robes, Captain Francis Seymour (51).

Master of the Horse, The Earl of Albemarle, G.C.H. (67), Mistress of the Robes, The Duchess of Sutherland (33).

Ladies of the Bedchamber, The Marchioness of Normanby (41), The Duchess of Bedford (56), The Countess of Burlington (28), The Countess of Sandwich (27), The Baroness Portman (30), The Dowager Lady Lyttleton (52), The Lady Barham (25).

Maids of Honour, The Hon. Amelia Murray, The Hon. Harriet Pitt, The Hon. Caroline Cocks, The Hon. Henrietta Anson, The Hon. Matilda Paget, The Hon. Harriet Lister, The Hon. Sarah Mary Cavendish.

1841. John Lindsay Lucas 1807-1874. Portrait of Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 1786-1861. 1835. George Hayter 1792-1871. Portrait of Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 1786-1861. Around 1857. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 1786-1861. Around 1832. Richard Rothwell Painter 1800-1868. Portrait of Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 1786-1861. Before 1868. William Corden Painter 1820-1900. Portrait of Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard Duchess Sutherland 1806-1868. Before 1868. Reuben Thomas William Sayers Painter 1815-1888. Portrait of Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard Duchess Sutherland 1806-1868. An inscription on the back of this picture states that it was painted after a portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence. However, the only portrait of the Duchess that has been recorded is a double portrait with her daughter Elizabeth (in the collection of the Duke of Sutherland). The picture is currently at Hardwick Hall. 1883. Lawrence Alma-Tadema Painter 1836-1912. Portrait of Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope Duchess of Cleveland 1819-1901. Before 1840. John Lindsay Lucas 1807-1874. Portrait of Blanche Georgiana Howard Duchess Devonshire 1812-1840.

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Marriage of the future King Frederick III King Prussia and Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha

On 25 Jan 1858 Frederick III King Prussia 1831-1888 (26) and Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia 1840-1901 (17) were married in the Chapel Royal St James's Palace. He a great x 4 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland 1660-1727. She a daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901.

Around 1842. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia 1840-1901. Around 1842. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia 1840-1901. Around 1865. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873. Portrait of Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia 1840-1901.

On 06 Jul 1893 George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936 (28) and Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953 (26) were married at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. They were second cousins once removed. He a son of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1841-1910. She a great granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820. She by marriage Duchess York.

1911. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Coronation Portrait of George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936. 1938 to 1939. Simon Elwes Painter 1902-1975. Portrait of Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953.

On 07 Dec 1908 Captain Heneage Michael Charles Finch 9th Earl of Aylesford 1908-1940 was baptised at the Chapel Royal St James's Palace.

In 1912 George Holford 1860-1926 (51) and Susannah West Wilson 1864-1943 (47) were married at the Chapel Royal St James's Palace. George VI King United Kingdom 1895-1952 (16), Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England 1900-2002 (11), Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 1844-1925 (67) and Princess Victoria Windsor 1868-1935 (43) were present. The Times reported ... "The aisle was lined by non-commissioned officers of the bridegroom's old regiment the 1st Life Guards. The bride who was given away by her two sons, wore a gown of old Point d'Alencon lace with a train of gold brocade veiled in chiffon. Instead of a hat she wore a headdress of gold lace and pink roses and she carried a bouquet of orchids ... The King (16) and Queen (11) gave Sir George Holford a pair of sleeve links bearing the Royal monogram in diamonds and rubies."

1890. Ellis William Roberts 1860-1930. Portrait of Susannah West Wilson 1864-1943. 1925. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England 1900-2002. 1901. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Coronation Portrait of Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 1844-1925. 1908. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Princess Victoria Windsor 1868-1935.

On 15 Oct 1913 Prince Arthur of Connaught 1883-1938 (30) and Princess Alexandra Duff Duchess Fife 1891-1959 (22) were married at Chapel Royal St James's Palace. They were first cousins once removed. He a grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. She a granddaughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1841-1910.

Survey London Volume 4 Chelsea Part II. Sir Thomas More lived here for some fourteen years until his attainder in 1535. He loved to escape from London and from the Court, and to give himself up to his family and his own literary pursuits in his Chelsea home, and here he entertained many friends, among whom were Erasmus and Holbein. The latter may well have designed the beautiful capitals in the More chapel, in the old church (dated 1528), which show his hand as plainly as the ceiling of the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, which was executed in 1540.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas More Chancellor Speaker 1478-1535 wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with Beaufort Portcullis and Tudor Rose Pendant.

Mary Stewart II Queen England Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694 was christened at Chapel Royal St James's Palace.