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The Christening of a King

Queen Victoria in 1894

Queen Victoria 1894

The official christening photos of Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David of York, later to become, briefly, King Edward VIII.

Both photos show the matriarch, Queen Victoria, holding the baby. The first picture also has the baby’s father, the future George V and grandfather, the future Edward VII, The second has the baby’s mother, Mary of Teck, and Edward VII’s wife, Alexandra.




The third photo shows Edward and his mother Mary with his other grandmother, Mary Adelaide of Teck.


The baptism took place at White Lodge, Richmond Park, on 16 July 1894.


Queen Victoria in 1894
Queen Victoria 1894


Original B&W photos.


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