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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public worship will resume in the Abbey from 3rd December, and we will be open for visiting on selected days from 11th December.

In the meantime, the Abbey remains open for individual prayer and you are welcome to visit at the following times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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

It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.

Valerie - Foundation Director

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