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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
April 8, 1795, was the day appointed for the
The procession to and from the Chapel was in the following order:
The PROCESSION of the Bride.
Drums and Trumpets.
Master of the Ceremonies.
His Majesty's Vice Chamberlain.
the Duke of Clarence.
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And her Royal Highness was attended by the ladies of her household.
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,
Officers of his Highness's Household.
His Royal Highness the PRINCE OF WALES,
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,
his Royal Highness
Drums and Trumpets as before.
Master of the Horse.
· Two married Dukes.
Duke of Beaufort.
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Provincial King of Arms.
Lord Privy Seal.
Archbishop of York.
Arms. Lord High Chancellor.
Archbishop of Canterbury.
Vice Chamberlain of the Household.
Lord Chamberlain of the Household.
Colonel of the Life Guard in waiting.
Master of the Robes.
The Queen's Master of the Horse.
Their Royal Highnesses