Friday, November 6, 2015
Duchess' bouquet placed on tomb
After making sure Westminster Abbey was locked for the night, Canon Donaldson walked past the tomb of the Unknown Warrior. He saw in the "dim evening light a bunch of fragrant flowers" that had been placed on the tomb.
According to a wireless sent to the New York Times, a card with the royal arms was attached to the flowers. It read "From the Duchess of Gloucester."
This was the newly married Duchess of Gloucester's bridal bouquet that had been taken from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and placed at the venerated tomb.
It was probably the first time that the former Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott had used her new name.