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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey remains open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily Eucharist service if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines.

However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.

Princess Patricia of Connaught

Princess Patricia was born at Buckingham Palace on 17th March 1886, the second daughter of Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son to Queen Victoria.


On 27th February 1919 Princess Patricia of Connaught was married to Commander (subsequently Rear Admiral Sir) Alexander Ramsay, a son of the Earl of Dalhousie, in Westminster Abbey. This was the first royal wedding to be held at the Abbey since that of Richard II in 1382.

Order of Service (PDF, 682KB)


Princess Patricia died on 12th January 1974 and was buried with her husband at Frogmore in the grounds of Windsor Castle.


17th March 1886


12th January 1974


27th February 1919

Princess Patricia of Connaught photographed side-on wearing a white dress and pearl necklace
Princess Patricia of Connaught by Illustrated London News

[Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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