Tuesday, 5 March 2013

a Viscount


Viscount Lascelles, who in February 1922 married Princess Mary, daughter of George V and Queen Mary. This postcard is the companion to yesterday's post.  Both were written just before the wedding, and as I only bought them last year, I think it's quite amazing that they (the postcards) stayed 'together' for 90 years.

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  1. Wow, amazing they stayed together over all those years! Were they sent to the same person?

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    1. Yes, both are to Grace, but I don't know her full name or address as both cards are written on both sides. The senders are different but I think they might be connected. I nearly only bought one of the postcards until I realised they just belonged together.

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  2. Ah, there he is. The wiki link you provided yesterday was rather disturbing. I quote: "It was later known that she did not want to marry Lord Lascelles, that her parents forced her into an arranged marriage, and that Lascelles proposed to her after a wager at his club".

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    1. Yes, that 'stood out' when I read it too. I confess to not knowing anything about the Lascelles family or her life after marriage, but I would think a lot of marriages in royal/noble circles were arranged to a greater or lesser degree. A list of suitable candidates would be drawn up and someone selected. As the King's only daughter, she must have been 'very' eligible/desireable.

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  3. It is not only wonderful that they stayed together, but that (yesterdays, at least) has a message which related to the subject of the card. A marvellous find.

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    1. Thanks Alan, yes the message on the pc of Viscount Lascelles spoke of the wedding too. The only other person I've heard mention it is Mrs Bridges (in Upstairs Downstairs). :)

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