1894 Royal visits


Two young children of the Prince and Princess of Battenburg who had been staying a few days at Bangor, paid a visit to Llandudno. A Welsh doll was given to Price George and Princess Louis

North Wales Chronicle (Bangor, Wales), April 28, 1894

1894 The Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Caernarfon Eisteddfod.

11th July (Wednesday)

Train to Bangor, stayed at Penrhyn Castle, with Lord Penrhyn, President of the Welsh National Eisteddfod and visited the Caernarfon Eisteddfod. All the family were initiated as bards. They visited Bethesda slate quarries and Rhyl on Thursday.

The Times, 11-13.7.1894

Large choir, composed of representatives of Welsh choirs sang (but no mention of costume). Presentation of bouquets, (no mention of Welsh costume). Miss Morris, d of Mr M.T. Morris, one of the honorary secretaries, had the privilege of presenting to the Princess and her daughters some specimens of textile fabrics made in Wales. Before leaving the castle, the Princess was presented with a doll dressed in Welsh costume this being an invariable presentation on the occasion of Royal visits. Fancy dress cycle parade John Hughes dressed as a Welsh girl.

North Wales Chronicle, 14.7.1894

A limited edition souvenir edition of the North Wales Chronicle was produced in July, 1894. It included accounts and illustrations (from the Illustrated London News) of the Royal visits of 1832, 1852, 1859 and 1868 as well as the 1894 visit.

Williams, David, A souvenir of the visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales to North Wales, July 1894 (Llangefni : The North Wales Chronicle Printing Works, 1894).