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Talk on 200 years of Royal Brides from Gillian Stapleton, in Verulamium Museum, to celebrate National Marriage Week
A costume historian will talk about 200 years of Royal Brides next month in Verulamium Museum.
Gillian Stapleton, will discuss the courtships and marriages of seven royal women to celebrate National Marriage Week on Saturday, February 9.
These will include the marriages of Princess Charlotte of Wales in 1816 and Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011.
Residents can look forward to hearing intriguing, moving and romantic stories and will also be able to admire a replica of the exquisite silk bridal gown worn by Queen Victoria during her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840.
Wedding ephemera from the last 200 years will also be displayed.
Councillor Mike Wakely, portfolio holder for sports leisure and heritage for the council, said: "Come along to this fascinating presentation and find out about the marriages and courtships of these Royal women.
"There will be an opportunity to ask questions and look closely at the artefacts."
The hour-long presentation will take place at 2pm and tickets are priced at £10, with £9 donated to the Friends of St Albans Museums, including a complementary cup of tea or coffee.
Tickets are available from Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s Street or The Museum of St Albans, of Hatfield Road in St Albans.
Payments can be made by cash or a cheque made payable to St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust. For more information visit www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk or contact 01727 751 810.