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The north of Germany being at that time the seat of war, the Princess was obliged to take a circuitous route to reach the sea port where the British vessels were in readiness to receive her. Had her mind been tinctured with superstition, or had she been inclined from casual circumstances to draw a prognostic of her future life, the first view of the shores of Albion would have given ample scope to the powers of her imagination. A thick and heavy gloom appeared to hang over the island, and the mists which enveloped it seemed anxious to conceal from her view the sight of that country, where she was destined to experience such an accumulated weight of sorrow and distress.

Flattering, however, was the reception which she met with on herlanding—she was hailed with transports of joy, and addresses of congratulation on her arrival poured in from all parts of the kingdom. England received her as its future Queen, and the succession to the British throne appeared to be confirmed in the illustrious House of Brunswick. The fame of her personal charms and her accomplishments had preceded her arrival, and her first appearance at court tended by no means to discredit the rumours which had been so in. . dustriously circulated. Her entrée was truly majestic, accompanied at the same time with a sweetness and affability of manners, which rivetted the admiration of all who beheld her. The intelligence of her eyes—the high animation of

her countenance, the whiteness and regularity of
her teeth; the simple and elegant manner in
which her hair, of a beautiful light auburn colour,
was dressed, all conspired to render her one of
the most interesting objects of the day. Her
taste in every part of her dress was equally ele-
gant, from which it was prognosticated that her
Royal Highness would become the standard of
fashion.

April 8, 1795, was the day appointed for the
nuptials of the Royal Pair, and they were solem-
nized on the evening of that day, at the Chapel
Royal, St. James's, by the Archbishop of Can-
terbury.

The procession to and from the Chapel was in the following order:

The PROCESSION of the Bride.

Drums and Trumpets.

Kettle Drums.

Serjeant Trumpeter.

Master of the Ceremonies.
Bride's Gentleman Usher between the Two senior Heralds.

His Majesty's Vice Chamberlain.
His Majesty's Lord Chamberlain.

THE BRIDE,
in her nuptial habit, with a Coronet, led by his Royal Highness

the Duke of Clarence.

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Lady Mary Osborne, Lady Caroline Villiers,
Lady Charlotte Spencer, Lady Charlotte Legge.

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On entering the Chapel, her Royal Highness was conducted to her seat, prepared for her near her Majesty's chair of state. The Master of the Ceremonies with the Gentleman Usher retired to the places assigned them.

The Lord Chamberlain and Vice Chamberlain, with a Herald, returned to attend the Bridegroom; the senior Herald remaining in the Chapel to conduct the several persons to their respective places.

The BRIDEGROOM'S Procession,
In the same order as that of the Bride, with the addition of the

Officers of his Highness's Household.

His Royal Highness the PRINCE OF WALES,
In his Collar of the Order of the Garter, supported by Two un-

married Dukes, Duke of Bedford, and Duke of Roxburgh. And his Royal Highness being conducted to his seat in the Chapel Royal, the Lord Chamberlain, Vice Chamberlain, and Two Heralds, returned to attend his Majesty.

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THEIR MAJESTIES' Procession,

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Drums and Trumpets as before.

Knight Marshal.
Pursuivants.

Herald.
Treasurer of the Household.

Master of the Horse.

· Two married Dukes.
Duke of Leeds.

Duke of Beaufort.
Lord Steward of the Houschold.

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Provincial King of Arms.

Lord Privy Seal.

Archbishop of York.
Serjeant at
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Lord President of the Council.

Serjeant at

Arms. Lord High Chancellor.

Archbishop of Canterbury.
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Usher.
with his Sceptre.

Usher.
The Earl Marshal with his Staff,
Princes of the Blood Royal,

Prince William.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York.

Vice Chamberlain of the Household.
Sword of State, borne by the Duke of Portland.

Lord Chamberlain of the Household.

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HIS MAJESTY
In the Collar of the Order of the Garter.
Captain of the Ycomen of the Guard.

Colonel of the Life Guard in waiting.
Captain of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.
The Lord of the Bed Chamber in waiting.

Master of the Robes.
Groom of the Bed Chamber.
Vice Chamberlain to the Queen.
The Queen's Lord Chamberlain.

HER MAJESTY.

The Queen's Master of the Horse.

Their Royal Highnesses
Princess Augusta Sophia,
Princess Elizabeth,

Princess Mary,
Princess Sophia,

Princess Amelia.
ller Royal Highness the Duchess of York.

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