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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.

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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.

Marriage

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)

Burial

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

Born

17th March 1886

Died

12th January 1974

Wedding

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

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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