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A History Of Royal Weddings At Windsor: Lady Helen Windsor & Mr. Timothy Taylor

We’re finally stepping firmly into the 20th century in our series of Royal weddings at Windsor! Admittedly, this wedding is Royal-adjacent, as neither the bride or groom have a Royal title. But, on July 18, 1992, Lady Helen Windsor married art dealer Mr. Timothy Verner Taylor at St. George's Chapel. As the only daughter of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and his wife Katharine, Duchess of Kent, Lady Helen is a great-granddaughter of His Majesty King George V. With the birth of a new Cambridge baby this spring she will become 41st in the line of succession to the British throne.

Lady Helen and Mr. Taylor’s wedding appears to have been a rather intimate family affair – with charming images of the Royal Family celebrating their special day. Their Majesties King Constantine II and Queen Anne Marie of Greece were also in attendance – but they certainly count as family – not only through The Duke of Edinburgh and the late Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, but also the long-ago marriage of the future King Edward VII and Princess Alexandra of Denmark (which was the first Royal wedding to take place at St. George’s, Windsor).

Lady Helen wore a couture bridal gown from one of Princess Diana's favorite couturiers, Catherine Walker. The design of the dress was said to have been inspired by the architecture of St. George’s itself. Her frothy veil was anchored by The Kent Diamond and Pearl Fringe Tiara and she carried a bouquet of roses, lavender, cornflowers, and rosemary. Her attendants followed Royal tradition and were all children, including relatives Lady Gabriella Windsor (daughter of Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent) and Lord Downpatrick (son Lady Helen’s brother The Earl of St. Andrews). After the ceremony The Duke and Duchess of Kent hosted a reception at their country house, Crocker End House in Oxfordshire.

Timothy and Lady Helen Taylor are still happily married with four children who follow their mother in the line of succession. We have a feeling that sometime in 2019, they will all get bumped down another spot for new Windsor baby from Prince Harry and Meghan!

- Written by Marcia Masenda Mack