Royal Wedding Commemorative Medals

Royal marriages were most often political contracts between countries rather than any kind of love match. In fact, a successful royal marriage that produced several children and heirs was quite an achievement as many of these lifelong agreements gave minimal importance to similarities such as age, interests or even religion.

This group of medals spans Royal marriages from the 17th century through to one of the most successful unions between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who married in 1840. They had 9 children together and when Albert died at the age of only 42 in 1861, Queen Victoria went into a deep mourning and wore black for the rest of her life.