Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Edwina's bridesmaids

July 18, 1922

Miss Edwina Ashley was attended by seven bridesmaids, all of whom were dressed, according to The Times, in "delphinium blue with silver caps and bouquets of delphiniums."

The bridesmaids were Princesses Margarita, Theodora, Cecile, and Sophie of Greece and Denmark, the bridegroom's nieces; the bride's younger sister, the Hon. Mary Ashley, and the Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper and Miss Joan Pakenham.

The bride is the daughter of Colonel Wilfrid William Ashley, MP.  She is through her late mother the granddaughter of the late Sir Ernest Cassel, who "left her a large part of his enormous wealth.

Shortly before the wedding, King George V promoted his cousin, Lord Louis, to Knight Commander in the Royal Victorian Order.

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