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it was also announced, that Her Highness would depart from Strelitz on the 17th. After


delays, which served much to heighten the impatience of the Court, as well as of the lower classes of society, the Princess landed at Harwich, on the 6th of September; and on the 8th, two months after the King had made public his declaration of demanding her in marriage, she was received with every demonstration of joy at St. James's Palace.

About eight o'Clock upon the same evening, the Procession to the Chapel Royal was arranged in the following order :

The Procession of the Bride.

Drums and Trumpets.
The Serjeant Trumpeter (.... Snow).
The Princess's Servants.

A Page.

A Quarter Waiter.
A Gentleman Usher between the two Senior Heralds.

Vice Chamberlain.

Maids of Honour.
Ladies of the Bedchamber, not Peeresses.

Unmarried Daughters of Peers.
The King's

The King's
Vice Chamberlain,

Lord Chamberlain,
(Right Hon. W. Finch, Esq.) (William Duke of Devonshire).

in her nuptial Habit, supported by their Royal Highnesses the
DUKE OF YORK and PRINCE WILLIAM, her Train born by
ten unmarried daughters of Dukes and Earls ;

Lady Sarah Lenox.

Lady Caroline Russel.
Lady Ann Hamilton.

Lady Elizabeth Ker.
Lady Harriot Bentinck.

Lady Caroline Montague.
Lady Elizabeth Keppel. Lady Louisa Greville.
Lady Elizabeth Harcourt. Lady Susan Strangways.

Her Serene Highness having been in this manner conducted to the Chapel, the Lord Chamberlain and Vice Chamberlain, with the two Heralds, returned to wait upon His Majesty.

The King's Procession.

Drums and Trumpets as before.
The Knight Marshal (Sir Sid. Meadows, Kut.)

Pursuivants and Heralds of Arms.
Knights of the Bath, not Peers, wearing their Collars.

Privy Councillors, not Peers.
Comptroller of the Household, Treasurer of the Household,
(Earl Powis).

(Earl of Thomond).

The Lord Steward of the Household, (Earl Talbot) being an Earl.


NORROY (Thomas Brown, Esq.) and CLARENCEUX (Charles Townley, Esq.)

Kings of Arms.

Lord Privy Seal (Richard Earl 'Temple). Two

Lord President of the Council (John Serjeants at Arms. Earl Granville).

at Arms. The LORD CHANCELLOR (Robert Lord Henley).

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Thomas Secker). Gentleman GARTER, Principal King of Arms, with his Sceptre, s Gentleman Usher. (Stephen Martin Leake, Esq.)

l Usher. The Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal. His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND.

His Royal Highness PRINCE FREDERICK.

The Sword of State, borne by the Duke of Bedford, Knight of the Garter, in his

Collar, between the Lord Chamberlain (William Duke of
Devonshire), and Vice Chamberlain (Right

Hon. W. Finch, Esq.)


wearing his Collar. Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, (Hugh Viscount

Captain of the Captain of the Band of

Gentlemen Pensioners,

Life Guard.

(John Lord Berkeley) The Gentleman of the Bedchamber in waiting.

The Master of the Robes.
Two Grooms of the Bedchamber.

Gentlemen Pensioners.

The marriage ceremony was then performed by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; the Duke of Cumberland gave the Bride's hand to His Majesty, and immediately upon their joining, the Park and Tower guns fired a royal salute. The Nuptial Anthem was composed by Dr. Boyce, and consisted of choruses, a duet, and accompanied solos.

On the return of the King and Queen, the Procession was re-marshalled in the following order :

Drums and Trumpets.
Serjeant Trumpeter.
The Queen's Servants.

A Page.
A Quarter Waiter.

A Herald.

A Herald.
Pursuivants of Arms.

Heralds of Arms.
Knights of the Bath, not Peers.

Privy Councillors, not Peers.
Unmarried Daughters of Peers.


Peers as before.
NORROY and ClarenceUX, Kings of Arms.

Lord Privy Seal.
Lord President.

Lord Chancellor.
Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
Gentleman GARTER, King

of Arms.

The Earl Marshal.

The Vice
The Sword of

The Lord


The Three Captains of the Guard.
The Gentleman of the Bedchamber in waiting.

The Master of the Rolls.
Two Grooms of the Bed Chamber.

Conducted by the Lord Chamberlain and Vice Chamberlain, supported by their
Royal Highnesses the DUKE of YORK and PRINCE WILLIAM,

her train borne as before.
Ladies in waiting of Her Majesty's Bed Chamber.

Maids of Honour.
Gentlemen Pensioners.


During the latter part of the ceremony their Majesties sat by the altar, on two chairs of state, beneath a canopy; Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, sat on the other side facing them, while the remainder of the Royal Family, Peers, Peeresses, Bishops, and Foreign

Ministers, were seated on stools and benches, near them.

After the King's nuptials, the following Proclamation was published, to give notice, that it was His Majesty's intention Her Majesty should be crowned at the same time and place :


A PROCLAMATION, Declaring His Majesty's Pleasure touching His Royal Coronation,

and of the Coronation of His Royal Consort, the Queen. GEORGE R.

Whereas by Our Royal Proclamation, bearing date the eighth day of July last, We did (amongst other things) publish and declare Our Royal intention to celebrate the solemnity of Our Royal Coronation upon Tuesday, the twenty-second day of September instant, at Our Palace at Westminster. And whereas Our Royal Nuptials have since been celebrated with the Princess Charlotte of Mecklenberg Strelitz: We have therefore resolved, by the favour and blessing of Almighty God, to celebrate the solemnity of the Royal Coronation of Our dearly beloved consort the Queen, upon the said twenty-second day of September instant, at our said Palace at Westminster. And We do by this Our Royal Proclamation, give notice of, and publish Our resolution therein. And Our Royal will and pleasure is, and We do hereby strictly charge and command all persons of what rank or quality soever they be, who either upon Our letters to them directed, or by reason of their offices, or tenures, or otherwise; are to do any service at the time of such Coronation, that they do duly give their attendance at the said solemnity, upon Tuesday the said twenty-second day of September instant, in all respects furnished and appointed as to so great a solemnity appertaineth, and answerable to the dignities and places which every one of them holdeth and enjoyeth: and of this they or any of them are not to fail, as they will answer the contrary at their perils, unless upon special reasons, by Ourself, under Our Sign Manual, to be allowed, We shall dispense with any of their services or attendances.

Given at Our Court at St. James's, the eleventh day of

September, One thousand seven hundred and sixty-one, in the first year of Our reign.


For the celebrating of the Coronation Feast, Westminster-Hall was laid open throughout, and every thing it before contained entirely removed, excepting the floor and steps of the King's Bench Court. A new boarded floor was then laid from the North gate, up the middle of the hall, to those steps, and covered with matting. On each side was built a large gallery, the lower part about five feet from the ground, and containing eight benches, covered also with matting, for the spectators. Over this was erected a second gallery, not so wide, but of the same length as the open part of the hall, when the King's Bench Court was standing; over which, also, a third gallery was fixed as it were in the roof, and supported by those beams which are decorated at the ends with figures of angels; being nearly the same length as the others, but scarcely so wide, from its being placed in a narrower part of the building. Between the first gallery and the floor were erected, on each side, large closets or pantries, with double doors, answering the purpose of sideboards and cellarets, as well as to contain the plates, dishes, glasses, &c. &c. wanted by the company and waiters. In a space left between these pantries and the platform up the middle of the hall, the tables were placed for that part of the company who had not the honour to be seated with the King (Vide the plan). His Majesty, with the Queen, Nobility, Great Officers of State, &c. dined in the elevated part of the hall, near the Court of King's Bench. The whole was lighted by fifty-two large chandeliers, each


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