Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Duchess supervises moving

November 4, 1925

The Duchess of York "personally supervised" today's move to Curzon House, Curzon Street, in Mayfair, London, reports the Associated Press.

Five "large furniture vans" were needed to move the possessions of the Duke and Duchess of York from White Lodge, Richmond Park, to Curzon House, which will be their winter home.

All of Mayfair came out to "watch the transfer of scores of trunks, boxes and suitcases" containing the personal belongings of the couple.  Curzon House is furnished so the Duke and Duchess of York did not need to bring furniture from White Lodge.

Curzon House has been rarely used for the past twenty years.  It is a small Georgian house -- with only 20 odd bedrooms, but it is "well arranged for entertaining."  It is also a "stone's throw" from Chesterfield House, the London residence of the Duke of York's only sister, Princess Mary, and her husband, Viscount Lascelles.

The Duchess of York was born Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.  She married the Duke of York, second son of George V, on April 26, 1923.

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