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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,.
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,.
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.
Master of the Ceremonies, Sir Robert Chester, Knt.
Lancaster Herald, George Frederick Beltz, Esq K.H (65), York Herald, Charles George Young, Esq (44).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.