Royal Marriage of H.R.H. The Princess Mary and Henry, Vixcount Lascelles,D.S.O. 1923


Princess Mary. A pristine example of the original engraving of the 1922 marriage of H.R.H. The Princess Mary and the Viscount Lascelles in Westminster Abbey. The print, by Messrs. William Doig & Co. Publishers to His Majesty the King, 174 New Bond Street , London , measures 15 x 9½ ins and has extremely wide margins beyond the plate marks giving an overall size of 25 x 20 ins. To the lower left beneath the engraving is printed Painted by Mr Frank O. Salisbury by command of His Majesty the King. Viscount Lascelles wears his uniform as an officer of the Grenadier Guards with the Order of the Garter, which the King had presented to him the night before the wedding. King George V also wears his uniform as Colonel of the Grenadiers. Among the bridesmaids was Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who was shortly afterwards to marry Princess Mary’s brother the Duke of York, later King George VI. Some of the official photographs of the wedding by Vandyk will be found elsewhere in this category on the website.    aug27/3

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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