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Nice pad, but I bet Kate changes the wallpaper! As Kensington Palace opens to the public after a £12m makeover we take an exclusive tour of Kate and Will's new home

Queen Victoria's silk and lace trimmed wedding gown. She was married to Prince Albert on 10 February 1840. The gown is on display at Kensington Palace.

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Emily Blunt stars as 'The Young Victoria', a 2009 film based on the early life of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Queen Victoria's Wedding Dress

Queen Victoria's Wedding Dress 1840 Wedding Gown Shown in 2002.Queen Victoria married her cousin, Albert, in 1840 in this wedding gown, which is here shown in a 2012 exhibition as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The gown, of silk trimmed with lace, was designed by Mrs. Bettans, one of Victoria's dressmakers.

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Victoria’s wedding attire was not devoid of symbolism though: she wore a wreath of orange blossoms (symbolising purity) and myrtle (symbolising love and domestic happiness), and these became the most common flowers carried and worn in Victorian weddings.

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Royal Weddings throughout History - Bride & Groom Direct

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‘I wore a white satin dress, with a deep flounce of Honiton lace, an imitation of an old design. My jewels were my Turkish diamond necklace & earrings & dear Albert’s beautiful sapphire brooch.‘ — Queen Victoria describing her wedding outfit in her journal. The dress itself was designed by William Dyce and was created from a heavy ivory satin woven in Spitalfields, London while the lace came from Honiton in Devon

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The famous picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their daughter Victoria on her wedding day, 25 January 1858. The Queen is blurry because she couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of her daughter leaving home.

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