The first ‘special’ event of the new year
was a Royal wedding: that between Princess Patricia of Connaught and
Commander the Hon. Alexander Ramsay which took place at Westminster
Abbey on February 27th. The ceremony was conducted by the Archbishop
The bride, known after the wedding as Lady Patricia Ramsay, was the
younger daughter of the Duke of Connaught and the bridegroom was the
son of the thirteenth Earl of Dalhousie. Commander Ramsay had been naval
aide-de-camp to the Duke of Connaught while he was in Canada as Governor-General
from 1911 to 1916. The special number issued on March 8th 1919 was entitled
‘The Wedding of Princess Patricia’.
(Appendix list no. 77).
It illustrates the Abbey ceremony, the bride and groom and their pages,
bridesmaids and train bearers, the dresses and wedding presents and
episodes in the couple’s social life and war work at home and
The cover, in red, white and blue, has a portrait of Princess Patricia
in profile encircled by a wreath. The frame filling the whole of the
cover, is in the form of a triumphal arch decorated with garlands and
national flowers. At the bottom and at either side of the central portrait
are the Coats of Arms of the bride and groom.
This issue is number 4168, vol. 154 (pages 329- 360), measures 30 x
42 cm and cost two shillings.
next page >>