We hereby pay respect to Your Most Gracious Majesty the Empress Dowager, and to Your Most Excellent Majesty the Emperor. Rise now. Thanks, Empress Dowager. Second daughter of Guixiang, Cheng’en Duke of First Rank, come forth. Eldest daughter of Dexin, Vice Prefect of Jiangxi, come forth. – Dexin’s first daughter?
– Yes. Second daughter of Dexin, Vice Prefect of Jiangxi, come forth. Eldest daughter of Changxu, Vice Minister of Rites, come forth. Second daughter of Changxu, Vice Minister of Rites, come forth. Emperor. Your son is here. Emperor, your consort will lead the whole inner court and will be the exemplary mother of the nation. Her post is thus important. This is such a grave matter. I dare not decide by myself. I beg you to make the selection for me. Emperor, still I insist that a wife be picked on the basis of moral qualities. Open your eyes, and go make the selection on your own. I do believe that… the consort candidate in your mind will be the same as that in my mind. Go and select. I hereby receive your instruction. Emperor! Lady Yehenara, looking dignified and virtuous you are. You are hereby appointed empress consort. I hereby bow to thank your kindness. Rise now. Thanks, Empress Dowager. My sire, please select two more concubines. Emperor. Lianying. Your servant is here. Bring the pouches to the two daughters of Lord Changxu. Yes. Ladies Tatala the Two Sisters. You are appointed Concubine Jin and Concubine Zhen. We hereby bow to thank your kindness. Now the selection of royal consort and concubines is over. I, Ronglu, hereby congratulate my empress dowager and humbly rejoice with my emperor. May our Great Qing Empire live and stay in prosperity for all eternity! Congratulations to our empress dowager! Congratulations to our emperor!