Archive for August 2012

Katie Chappell recreates Painting by R.H.C. Ubsdell  of the future Edward VII and his new bride destroyed by bombing in WW2

It is March 1863. Prince Edward (the future King Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra have just returned via Portsmouth on HMY Fairy from honeymoon at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.  They are greeted by Portsmouth Corporation; the Mayor, Mr W.G. Chambers, The Town Clerk, Mr Hellard, the Rev. J.P. Stigant, the Mace Bearer […]