June 27, 1889 – Wedding of Princess Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, and Alexander Duff, 6th Earl Fife.
Louise, Princess Royal was the third child and the eldest daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra; she was a younger sister of King George V.
On Saturday 27 July 1889, Princess Louise married the 6th Earl Fife, at the Private Chapel in Buckingham Palace. Two days after the wedding, Queen Victoria created him Duke of Fife and Marquess of Macduff in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. When it became apparent that the Duke and Duchess would not have a son. Therefore, in 1900, Queen Victoria signed letters patent creating a second Dukedom of Fife, along with the Earldom of Macduff in the Peerage of the United Kingdom with a special remainder: in default of a male heir, these peerages would pass to the daughters of the 1st Duke and then to their male descendants. The couple had three children which only two daughters survived, Alexandra and Maud.
Their daughters not entitled to the title of "Princess", nor to the style of Her Royal Highness as a female-line granddaughter of the British monarch. Instead they were to be styled as daughters of a duke. However, their grandfather, Edward VII, created them Princess with style of Highness and with precedence immediately after all members of the British Royal Family bearing the style of Royal Highness in 1905. Additionally, they were also unique as they were descended from both William IV (through his mistress, Dorothea Jordan), via their father and William IV's niece, Queen Victoria, who succeeded him because he had no legitimate issue.
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