Thursday, October 20, 2011

State wedding canceled for the Duke of Gloucester

October 20, 1935

Due to the death of the Duke of Buccleuch, "all arrangements for the state wedding" for the Duke's daughter, Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, to the Duke of Gloucester, third son of King George V and Queen Mary, have been canceled, according to press reports.
Only members of the British royal family and Lady Alice's relatives will attend a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace on November 6.  The wedding had been scheduled to take place at Westminster Abbey.
Men will now wear morning dress, and not "brilliant uniforms." 

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