H.R.H. The Princess Mary & The Viscount Lascelles, D.S.O. Royal Wedding portrait of 1922 with the Supporter & Bridesmaids


Princess Mary. A magnificent example of one of the official wedding portraits by Vandyk, 41 Buckingham Palace Rd. S.W. , 10¾ x 9 ins, mounted on the photographer’s card showing the firm’s Royal Appointment to H. R. H. The Prince of Wales. The overall size of the card is 14½ x 13 ins and the whole is in fine condition. H. R. H. The Princess Mary, only daughter of King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary married The Viscount Lascelles, D.S.O. at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, 28th February 1922.  The bride wears a dress incorporating floral symbols representative of the home nations of the United Kingdom and others representing dominions and countries of the Empire. Lord Lascelles wears his dress uniform of the Grenadier Guards.              jul16/2

Also in the photograph is the bridegroom’s supporter, Major Sir Vincent Mackenzie of the Scots Guards and the following bridesmaids, from the left:

Lady Doris Gordon-Lennox, granddaughter of the Duke of Richmond

Lady Mary Cambridge, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Cambridge

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore

Princess Maud of Fife

Lady Rachel Cavendish, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Lady Diana Bridgeman, daughter of the Earl & Countess of Bradford

Lady Mary Thynne, daughter of the Marquess of Bath

Lady May Cambridge, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Cambridge

Henry George Charles Lascelles [1882 – 1947] was Viscount Lascelles at the time of his marriage and a major in the Grenadier Guards, whose uniform he wears in the photograph with the badge of the Order of the Garter which the King had given him the day before the wedding. He was to succeed his faher as the 6th Earl of Harewood in 1929.

H. R. H. The Princess Mary [1887 -1965] was the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, later known as H. R. H. The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood and was the sister of King Edward VIII and King George VI and aunt to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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