Tuesday, May 1, 2012

King and Queen attend Lord Leopold's funeral

May 1, 1922

The funeral of Lord Leopold Mountbatten was held today at the Chapel Royal, and his "body was deposited in the royal vault underneath the chapel," reports the New York Times.

Lord Leopold was the son of Princess Beatrice, and the younger brother of Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. 

Queen Ena  and members of the British royal family were present for the funeral.  King George V was among those who took part in the procession, "which followed the coffin from the Windsor station to the chapel."

The coffin was "carried on a gun carriage."  Earlier today the body was "privately removed" Marlborough Chapel in London and taken by special train to Windsor.

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