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Alexandra of Denmark Marries Albert Edward, Prince of Wales

Albert Edward Ruled Later as Edward VII of Great Britain

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Princess Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Denmark was the choice to marry the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, Queen Victoria's second child and eldest son.
1863 wedding of Princess Alexandra of Wales to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.

1863 wedding of Princess Alexandra of Wales to Great Britain's Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII

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From a relatively-obscure branch of the Danish royal family, Alexandra's father was promoted to the heir to the throne of Denmark in 1852, when Alexandra was eight. She first met Albert Edward in 1861, introduced by his sister Victoria, then Crown Princess of Prussia.

Alexandra and the Prince of Wales were married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on March 10, 1863.

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