Hereditary Princess of Anhalt | Princess Elisabeth of Hessen-Kassel | Royal Jewelery German Royal Jewel History
Princess Elizabeth Charlotte Alexandra Mary Louise of Hesse-Kassel (German: Elisabeth Charlotte Alexandra Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel; 13 June 1861 – 7 June 1955), was a Princess of Hesse-Kassel by birth and, by her marriage to Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt, the Hereditary Princess of Anhalt.
Wedding of Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel on 26 May 1884. Between her wedding and mine the wedding of our relation and friend Elizabeth of Hesse Cassel (eldest sister of uncle Fischy) took place at Schloss Phillippsruh, not far from Frankfurt which her father, the Landgraf, had recently rebuilt and refurnished. Papa and Ella attended the wedding at which all the Hessian and Danish relations, including(see above) aunt Minnie of Russia and Aunt Alix of Wales(9 star-diamond-tiara), were present. The Landgraf, who was a very excitable man, was nearly off his head at having to lodge and entertain so a large party of guests and his speech at the wedding breakfast was a remarkable one. It began: “ I do not thank ( Ich danke nicht) the Empress of Russia, my dear niece, I do not thank the Princess of Wales, my dear niece, I do not thank etc., etc. ”- names of all the guests present- “for being here today, - No, I thank all! everybody!”- and, in a loud aside to his neighbour as he broke down into tears - tapping the pocket in the back of his uniform; “my handkerchief, my handkerchief!” Source: Recollections of Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven.
On May 23, 1883, we were told about Philippsruhe Castle:
The splendid castle of Landgrave Ernst of Hesse, located on the Main, in which the bride and groom Hereditary Prince Leopold of Anhalt and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse will tie the knot in a few days, is already emblazoned in the festive decorations and there is lively life in the vast, magnificent Clear this beautiful prince's seat, on whose pinnacle the red-white-red land-count's standard is blowing.
Propst Schütt from Lüthenburg in Holstein, who has blessed the princess bride and is very close to the landgrave's family, will carry out the holy act.
Various festivities are planned for the days before the wedding; So on the evening of the 24th, in the Opera House in Frankfurt, Theater pare is the order of the day, at which “Lak-mai” is lukewarm and the appearance of all the princes present in Rumpenbeim and Philippsruhe is expected.
On Sunday there will initially be a gala dinner with 56 envelopes for the Princes of the Blood. In the evening, the court marshal's office issued numerous invitations to a soiree in the orangery, which promises to be extremely brilliant. Its decoration is fairy; In the background there is an electrically illuminated stage, giant palm trees rise in the middle of the auditorium, over which countless large crystal-crowned chandeliers pour a flood of light. From the ladies and gentlemen of the company - to the latter the 97th Infantry Regiment garrisoned in Hanau delivers. a particularly strong contiogen.
Philippsruhe, May 26th. His Majesty the Kaiser has the Hereditary Prince of Anhalt as Rittmeister in the l. Guard Dragoon Regiment and Captain of the Anhalt Infantry Regiment No. 93 and awarded the Order of Louisen to the bride of the same, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse. The Grand Duke of Hesse awarded the Hereditary Prince of Anhalt the Order of the Golden Lion.
May 26th, afternoon. After the civil marriage of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse with the Hereditary Prince Leopold von Anhalt took place this afternoon, the church wedding was solemnly carried out by Provost Schütt at 3 a.m. this afternoon in the White Hall of Philippsruhe Palace.
In the splendid procession of the Princely Groomsmen, His K K. Highness the Crown Prince in the uniform of the Queen Cuirassere, the Queen of Denmark, the Crown Prince of Denmark, the Empress of Russia, the Duke of Cambridge, the Princess of Wales, the Grand Duke of Hesse was the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Baden; K- Highness the Princess Heinrich of the Netherlands, Prince Friedrich Leopold, the Duchess of Nassau, Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, the Duchess Helene von Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Princess Elisabeth was wrapped in a heavy atlas dress with a long train over it. Broad Brussels lace and threads of oranges and myrtles ran across the shiny fabric. The bridal wreath, from which a light tulle veil curled down, was drawn around the diadem, which was part of the Hessian house jewelry, as was the necklace.
A thread of myrtles and oranges formed the further decoration. D ie Train was founded by the ladies of the Landgrave court, Baroness. Dürfeld, Countess v. Bünau, Miss v. Ditfurthund Miss v. Donop, worn.
The bridegroom came to the bride's right. The ceremony was opened by choir singing accompanied by an organ. The clergyman, Provost Schuitt, assisted by the clergy from Kesselstadt and Hanau, had gone to meet the bridegroom and the bride to escort them to the altar.
The confirmation saying of Princess Elisabeth: "Mountains should give way and hills falling, but my grace should not give way from you" was also chosen as the wedding text. When the rings were changed, the salute, the bells of Hanau and those of the nearby village church thundered von Kesselstadt rang the bell, and a soft chant of consecration went over the heads of the newlyweds, the sunlight fell into the room from one side through the transparent window coverings. A color image in a truly magnificent way then unfolded in the vestibule of the castle between the high yellow marble columns The train made its way in. All the ladies walked halfway up with ornaments of flowers, feathers and diamonds in their hair.
The Landgravine wore an under robe of white lace, which was garnished with bushes of light blue feathers, a train with a woven colored velvet pattern spread over it, plus the diamond star and the large ribbon of the Russian Order of Catherine and the splendid house jewels of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel with large diamonds and emeralds, we see a matching bandeau, above in the middle of the picture.
The gown of the Duchess of Anhalt was of lilac-colored atlas, the overgarment was garnished with splendid floral threads and fell over an undergarment of brownish velvet, broad diamond jewelry increased the luster of this toilet.
The daughter, Princess of Anhalt, appeared in a light green atlas, with threads of yellow-pink tea roses.
Like the color of these flowers, alternating between yellow and pink, was the color of the Empress's satin robe with its white lace. Above in the picture, Marie Feodorovna of Russia on the left side, to which she had put on the blue ribbon of the Order of St. Andrew, with a diadem and a necklace of diamonds and sapphires .
The Queen of Denmark was dressed in red and gold brocade with white tips, on the right, the jewelry consisted of a rich set of diamonds, she is the sister of the bride's father.
The Princess of Wales had chosen a simple atlas gown, white pearl embroidery, as well as pendants, a diadem with 9 brilliant stars and a ribbon of the Order of St. Catherine with a star, formed the further jewelry .
The gala table was set up for the high lords of the imbued dining room of the castle, for the entourage in the adjoining library room. The historical service that Elector Friedrich Wilhelm von Hessen had made in memory of the Wars of Liberation and the foundation of the Iron Cross was used for the first table. Oak and laurel threads, entwined with Hessian colors, form the ornament, the iron helmet with the iron cross can be seen in the center piece. After dinner, the newly married couple went to Frankfurt by car to spend the next few days in the Palais des Landgraves and then to make a festive entry into Dessau.
As you briefly mentioned, the wedding venue of the church took place in the castle itself because it was impossible to preserve the character of a family celebration; but it was not impossible that it was marked as great fame and glorious splendor.
On the occasion of the marriage of Her Highnesses Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and Hereditary Prince Friedrich Leopold von Anhalt, bridal gifts donated by princely donors:
The father of the bride gave a rich diadem in the form of a branch of flowers leaning over the head,
the mother a necklace of ten rows of pearls with a large clasp in diamonds, another necklace with large pear pearls, several bracelets in diamonds and pearls, as well as a fan of white Brussels lace with a gold setting and surrounded by a network of diamonds, and a heavy one silver rechaud, a silver bowl and jug for the toilet and a large silver travel toilet.
The three brothers of the bride Prince Wilhelm, Prince Alexander, Prince Friedrich Karl and Princess Sibylle gave a bracelet of pearls and rubies.
The groom's gift consisted of a large brooch made of diamonds and emeralds,
that of the Duke of Anhalt in a diademe of two rows of large diamond stars, from the Weishaupt studio in Hanau.
The bridegroom's brothers sent a precious fan made of mother-of-pearl with white tips, paintings a la Bouchet and with a crown and cipher in diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
A travel bag with a silver toilet seat from the Queen of Denmark was that of her son, the
Prince Waldemar a bracelet with a black pearl;
from the Princess of Wales a needle of diamonds and sapphires,
from the Duchess of Cambridge a bracelet in blue enamel with precious stones,
from the Duke of Cambridge dessert knife in mother-of-pearl and silver
and a service for sugar bowls in silver from the Grand Duchess of Mechenbur gStr eI i tz,
A silver dejeuner in Rococo form from the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess of M e ck lenbur gS treli tz,
Two large silver baskets from the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg, Princess Heinrich of the Netherlands, and the Duchess of Connaught;
from the Duke of Nassau a shawl needle made of gold and lapis lazuli,
a painted Japanese cupboard from the Duchess of Nassau,
a table painted by her daughter Princess Hilda,
from Princess Karl of Hesse a bracelet with pearls,
A case with gilded Renaissance travel spoons from the Prince and Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe,
a bracelet set with sapphires and diamonds from Princess Victoria of Hesse, wed Princess von Battenberg,
from the Crown Prince of Denmark a brooch of sapphires and diamonds,
a splendidly embroidered cushion from the Duchess of Cumberland.
The wedding present of the officers corp of the Dragoon Regiment consisted of a large silver plateau on which the coats of arms of all regimental cameras are engraved and in a colossal bouquet of white roses with a ribbon in the regimental colors.
The cavaliers and ladies of the Landgräfliche Hof brought the high bride a precious fan made of mother-of-pearl from Brussels lace, in which again painted medallions were set.
A watercolor of a picture of the great-grandmother Princess Bride, Queen Luise, who is from Luisenlund Castle, if you look at Princess Elisabeth in the same position, you are surprised by a striking resemblance to her great-grandmother, it is of Duke Friedrich von Holstein - Fortune Castle.
Source:Salzburger Chronik;Neue Preussische Zeitung;Karlsruher Tagblatt; Max I Weishaupt, Hanau Schmuckfabrikation;
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