Duke of Sussex et al. in Kensington Palace - in the beginning of 1842

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, pages 8-9:

Extract from Contemporary Letters - The moment the dinner was over a vast silver ewer made its appearance, which the Duke of Sussex took, and, rising, presented it to the King, who dipped his napkin in the rose-water, starting up with a demonstration of horror at being so served, and, most dexterously taking the ewer from the Duke, offered it to him in return, after which it was carried round to each guest. The whole was an animated fete, admirably arranged—the Duke's colossal Highlander adding originality, if not charm, to the whole, by perambulating the dinner-table at the close …   more >>

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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 8-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433946616570 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Kensington Palace


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

Listening to

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Scottish bagpipe music performed by Unknown Highlander

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:30:16 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:48:20 +0100