2 May 1816 – Wedding of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
In the evening, while Leopold held a dinner for few gentlemen at Clarence House, Charlotte went down to Buckingham House, dined with the Queen and then went upstairs to change into her wedding dress. Outside the escort of Lifeguards assembled, and the band of the Coldstream Gards and a guard of honour from the Grenadier Guards marched down to the courtyard of Carlton House. Inside Carlton House, guests were assembling beneath huge, hot, low-hanging chandeliers in the heavily gilded Crimson Drawing Room, where the ceremony was to be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Just before nine o’clock, Charlotte came out of Buckingham House, climbed into an open carriage and drove the short distance down the Mall with the Queen sitting beside her and her aunts Augusta and Elizabeth sitting opposite. “Bless me, what a crowd”, she said. Charlotte’s dress cost over £10,000. It was a white and silver slip, covered with transparent silk net embroidered in silver lamé with shells and flowers. The sleeves were trimmed with Brussels lace, and the train, which was six feet long, was made of the same material as the slip and fastened like a cloack with a diamond clasp. She wore a wreath of diamond leaves and roses, a diamond necklace and diamond earrings, both of which had been given to her by her father, and a diamond bracelet that had been given by Leopold.
The ceremony was short and dignified - except for Charlotte’s slight giggle when Leopold promised to endow her with all his worldly goods. When it was over, Charlotte and Leopold stayed only long enough for the guests to drink their health. Then they left to change. Church bells pealed. Bonfires were lit. Field guns cracked their salute in St James’s Park, and far down river the cannons at the Tower of London boomed.
Charlotte & Leopold: the true romance of the Prince Regent’s daughter by James Chambers.
DOCTOR: River, you know my name. (…) DOCTOR: There’s only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There’s only one time I could. RIVER: Hush, now. COMPUTER Four, three… RIVER: Spoilers. COMPUTER two, one…
Ok I’m not a timebaby enthusiast, really I’m not…. but something about these two, specifically THIS lovely River/Twelve grown-up combo, has brought me around to the idea. Also the fact that River Song has been written as considering the idea, wanting a child and assuming that it’s possible somehow, opens the door. So it occurred to me that the One Reason, One Timethis Time Lord tells his name to his Wife, would have to be when their child is born. I can’t think of anything more requisite of a naming ritual than a birth. A Name must be passed on to a child, no? This explains Ten’s *so shocked* face, to hear his name is to realize that he would have another child in the future.
Also— River saying, “Hush now” Reminds me of the song, “…Hush little baby don’t you cry…”
Also— The Doctor’s future child would be a target, it couldn’t be known to the Universe when he has so many enemies…
Located just west of the Sacred Stone Camp is the Sicangu Lakota Wicoti (Burnt Thigh Camp) in Standing Rock. Across the river are camps of the Oceti Sakowin and tribes from throughout the continent.
On the morning of August 20th, people of Sicangu Lakota Wicoti and other camps placed their canoes onto the water for the Mni Wiconi Canoe Journey. Paddling from Inyan Ki Wakagapi to Mnisose, Missouri, they would face the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to protect water for future generations. Upon return, women of Sicangu Lakota Wicoti sang the canoes in.
Below, standing at the bank of Inyan Ki Wakagapi, Cannon Ball River, members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe held the flag high in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in putting an end to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Students of Sinte Gleska University, grandfathers, grandmothers, sons, and daughters are continuously traveling back and forth to this peaceful setting in support of their relatives.
Last night I was able to take this picture from the top of Mt. Sugar Loaf. It looks like it was taken at sunset but actually was taken a little after midnight. The reason there is so much color is due to an effect called light pollution.