Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Mary will wear Victoria's veil

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 January 5, 1922

Princess Mary will wear Queen Victoria's bridal veil when she marries Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood, in February, reports the Associated Press.  She is the first princess to wed an Englishman since the reign of Henry VIII.  

In 1919, Princess Patricia of Connaught wed the Hon. Alexander Ramsay of Mar, a Scotsman.

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 The bridal veil was worn by Queen Victoria when she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in February 1840.  The Queen lent the veil to her future daughter-in-law, Princess Alexandra of Denmark,  in 1863 when she married Victoria's eldest son, Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales.

The veil "is of a very handsome design though many modern brides would look upon it as being somewhat old-fashioned." 

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Following her wedding, Princess Mary will be styled as HRH The Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles.  She and her husband will reside at Goldsborough Hall in Yorkshire, a wedding present from the Earl and Countess of Harewood.

There will be no "court life" at the princess' new home nor will she have ladies in waiting in attendance at Goldsborough.

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