Monday, October 19, 2009

Duke of Buccleuch's death affects Alice''s wedding plans

October 19. 1935

All the arrangements for the state wedding between Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott and the Duke of Gloucester have been canceled due to the death today of Lady Alice's father, the Duke of Buccleuch, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The wedding will still take place on November 6 at Buckingham Palace and will be attended only by members of the British royal family and Lady Alice's relatives. Men will wear morning suits rather than "brilliant uniforms." There are no changes planned for the bridesmaids' arrangements or to the honeymoon.
There will be no procession of troops and "other attendant functions have been canceled."
Lloyd's will "suffer considerable financial losses, as a large amount of 'contingency' insurance was underwritten in connection with the state wedding." The insurance covered those who planned to erect stands along with route, dressmakers, restauranteurs and others who expected an increase in business due to the wedding.

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