Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood

Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood


Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood was a member of the British Royal Family; she was the third child and only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. She was the sixth holder of the title of Princess Royal.

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Her baptism took place at St Mary Magdalene's Church near Sandringham on 7 June 1897 by William Dalrymple Maclagan, Archbishop of York. … Read More


1911 14 Years Old Her first state appearance was at the coronation of her parents at Westminster Abbey on 22 June 1911.
1914 17 Years Old During World War I, Princess Mary visited hospitals and welfare organizations with her mother; assisting with projects to give comfort to British servicemen and assistance to their families. One of these projects was Princess Mary's Christmas Gift Fund, through which £100,000 worth of gifts was sent to all British soldiers and sailors for Christmas, 1914. … Read More


1918 21 Years Old In June 1918, following an announcement in The Gentlewoman, she began a nursing course at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, working two days a week in the Alexandra Ward. … Read More
1920 23 Years Old She became honorary president of the British Girl Guide Association in 1920, a position she held until her death. It was reported in July 2013 that British Pathe had discovered newsreel film from 1927 in which the ancestors of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are, as Lord Mayors of Leeds, playing host to Princess Mary at the Young Women's Christian Association in Hunslet, Leeds; both Sir Charles Lupton and his brother Hugh Lupton, were the uncles of Olive Middleton - the Duchess's great grandmother. … Read More
1922 25 Years Old On 28 February 1922, Princess Mary married Viscount Lascelles (9 September 1882 – 23 May 1947), the elder son of the then Earl of Harewood, and Lady Florence Bridgeman, daughter of Orlando Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford of Weston Park. … Read More
1923 26 Years Old On 25 March 1923, her first son George was christened at St Mary's Church, which adjoins Goldsborough Hall by Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of York. … Read More


1929 32 Years Old On 6 October 1929, Lord Lascelles, who had been created a Knight of the Garter upon his marriage, succeeded his father as 6th Earl of Harewood, Viscount Lascelles, and Baron Harewood. … Read More
1932 35 Years Old On 1 January 1932, George V declared that his only daughter should bear the title Princess Royal, succeeding her aunt Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife who had died a year before. … Read More


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Later, in November 1947, she allegedly declined to attend the wedding of her niece, The Princess Elizabeth, to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten to protest the fact that the Duke of Windsor had not been invited. … Read More
1951 54 Years Old She became the chancellor of the University of Leeds in 1951, and continued to carry out official duties at home and abroad.
1953 56 Years Old She attended the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 and later represented the Queen at the independence celebrations of Trinidad and Tobago in 1962, and Zambia in 1964.


The Princess Royal also made history that same month of March 1965, when she visited her brother, the Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) at the London Clinic, where he was recovering from recent eye surgery. … Read More
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