A right royal wedding

About this learning resource

Format: PDF

Delve into the story behind the public celebration of royal weddings. Students will consider continuity and change by looking at the ways in which the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert influences the public celebration of royal weddings today.

The resource includes:

  • A PowerPoint slideshow exploring Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s courtship and the ways in which their marriage celebrations set the standard for subsequent royal weddings
  • Three papercraft activity sheets for pupils to write their own friendship vow, decorate a wedding cake and design a stand-up triumphal arch
  • Supporting notes and information for teachers.

National Curriculum links:

  • Exploring the lives of significant individuals in the past
  • Extending knowledge of British history beyond 1066
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change and using them to make connections.

Image: The Marriage of Queen Victoria (detail) by Sir George Hayter, 1840-2. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Papercraft activity: Write a friendship vow (PDF)

Papercraft activity: Decorate a wedding cake (PDF)

Papercraft activity: Design a triumphal arch (PDF)

Resource Information

Key Stage

KS1 (age 5-7) KS2 (age 7-11)

Subject

History Art & Design

Topic

Victorians

Type

For the classroom

Palace

Kensington Palace

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