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The "Morning Post" of February 22 gives the following description of Princess Patricia's trousseau frocks. Simple 'lines and beauty of fabric were features of all, and it is noteworthy that everytliing was of British manufacture. "The wedding gown," states the writer, "has been designed to suit the Princess's distinctive-, .style, rather than to emphasise any fleeting modern, fashion. Made of broclie panne, it falls in long lines like those of the Florentine ladies in the picture of the meeting of Beatrice and Dante. The Royal Court train ivS of cloth of silver richly embroidered. Her veil, which will be arranged in a novel, fashion, is of rare old Brussels lace; it formerly belonged to Queen Charlotte, has her crown and monogram on the border, and is the gift of the Dowager Lady Rhondda. When driving to and from. Westminster Abbey, the Princess will wear a long cloak of the same brocade as her wedding gown, lined with a soft white fur and with a deep collar of white Canadian fox. Her jewels win be a rope of pearls and' a large diamond, maple leaf brooch. The latter was given to the late Duchess of Connaught when she left Canada. The evening gowns of the trousseau are all made'"with short trains. A sapphire blue channelise evening gown is embroidered in a Greek key design in white diamonds. A peach broclie has a mother-of-pearl paillette top and petticoat at one side. A powder blue and gold frock is trimmed with long scarves of gold lace. An orange and silver brocade has a hanging cape of silver 1 lace; a rest gown of turquoise blue j over green chiffon has a sash of green, and gold metal tissue and a floating train of chiffon. Apricot velvet is used to fashion a tea gown, which lias a long coat and draperies of blnck and gold metal lace. There- are' a number of plain and more elaborate tailormades—an interesting example of the former is of plain- black and white striped suiting made with a waist-belt, the skirt is pleated bad-: and front and' plain at tho sides. Two jumper frocks have been made by blind women working under the care of the London Association for the Blind. One of these is carried out in pigeon grey knitted wool with amethyst" wool effects, and the other, which, is an afternoon gown, is of navy silk trimmed with beige.

The'bridesmaids will wear picture* frocks of love-in-the-mist blue and hats of shaded blue tuHe. The two little pages, the Hon. Simon Ramsey, the son of Lord Dalhousie and a. nephew of the bridegroom, and "the Earl of Mac-duff, a nephew of the bride, aud the son of Prince and Princess Arthur of Connaught, will wear Highland dress, their kilts being of their own clan tartan.

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PRINCESS PATRICIA'S TROUSSEAU., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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PRINCESS PATRICIA'S TROUSSEAU. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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