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The Royal Family out in force for wedding blessing


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Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, Flora Vesterberg, and her husband, Timothy, have been joined by members of the Royal Family for wedding celebrations.

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The couple married in a simple service in September 2020 at the Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace, during the coronavirus pandemic. That event was private and took place under tight restrictions governing gatherings at weddings which severely limited numbers.

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At the time, they promised to mark their union with friends and family in better times and on September 10th 2021, the House of Windsor was out in force to celebrate as the couple had their marriage blessed.

The grandmother of the bride, Princess Alexandra, arrived in pastel pink for the service which took place at St. James’ Church in Piccadilly. Flora is the only daughter of her son, James Ogilvy, and his wife, Julia.

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The Kent family was out in force for the celebrations. The Duke of Kent was present as was Princess Michael of Kent. Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor also attended along with Lady Gabriella Kingston and her husband, Tom.

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Lady Helen Taylor and Lady Amelia Windsor were spotted arriving at the celebrations.

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Guests also included the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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The bride wore a gown by Phillipa Lepley featuring a sweetheart neckline, long flared skirt and sheer sleeves. She wore a full length veil and chose the Ogilvy tiara to hold it in place. Her bouquet included cream roses. As her something borrowed, she wore earrings belonging to her grandmother.

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Flora Alexandra Vesterberg was born on December 15th 1994 in Edinburgh. Through her grandmother, Princess Alexandra, she is a direct descendant of King George V. She works in contemporary art while her husband works in finance. Flora Vesterberg is currently 58th in line to the throne.

You can read more about royal weddings through the decades, including more on the marriage of Princess Alexandra, in our new book. Royal Weddings: A Collection is available as a paperback and ebook at Amazon.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.