Here, we witness the 1922 wedding of the third child of King George V and Queen Mary: Mary, Princess Royal, later Countess of Harewood to the Viscount Lascelles.
The reverse of the card reads:
THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS MARY
A subject became allies with the English Royal House when, amid great popular enthusiasm, Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles, the descendant of an ancient Yorkshire family, were marries at Westminster Abbey on February 28, 1922. The Primate, Archbishop Davidson, before whom the bride and bridegroom are kneeling in the Sanctuary bade then God-speed—a wish that vast crowds echoed as Princess Mary and her husband returned to the Wedding Breakfast at Buckingham Palace. To the delight of the multitude, they appeared hand-in-hand on the balcony facing the Mall. The honeymoon was spent in Shropshire.
When Prince William of Wales married Catherine Middleton, they were created the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The style of “Duke of Cambridge” had not been used since 1801 when Prince Adolphus was created First Duke of Cambridge. Prince Adolphus was the father of Princess Mary Adelaide who was the mother of Princess Mary of Teck who became Queen Mary (grandmother of the present Queen) and mother of Mary, the Princess Royal whose wedding is depicted on this card. Phew! See? It all fits together!
|The 2011 Marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge|