Friday, January 30, 2009

Duke of Gloucester engaged to Duke of Buccleuch's daughter

January 30, 1929

The Daily News, a London newspaper, reported today that the Duke of Gloucester, the third son of King George V, is about to become engaged to Lady Angela Scott, the youngest daughter of the Duke of Buccleuch.
Before the Duke left on a trip to Africa, "it was understood that his engagement would be published as soon as he arrived home." This did not happen because of the King's illness. The announcement is now expected to be made after the King has recovered.
Lady Angela is 23-years-old, and is a "pretty brunette who loves open-air life and is a good rider to the hounds." The Duke has been a frequent visitor to the Duke of Buccleuch's "hunting seat on the Scottish border and has been a close friend of the family for years."


Unknown said...

Haha looks like the newspapers were wrong again! I get such a kick out of these!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I think that Henry had his eye on a Buccleuch girl. He was also linked with Lady Mary. Perhaps, he proposed to one, got rejected, tried another, got rejected, and finally Alice, who was already 35, said yes.