Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
|Henry Lascelles, Earl of Harewood|
9 September 1882|
|Died||23 May 1947
Harewood House, Yorkshire
|Tenure||5 November 1929 – 23 May 1947|
|Spouse(s)||Mary, Princess Royal|
|Issue||George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
The Hon Gerald Lascelles
Henry George Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, KG GCVO DSO TD (9 September 1882 – 23 May 1947), styled The Honourable Henry Lascelles before 1892 and Viscount Lascelles between 1892 and 1929, was a British soldier and a Yorkshire landowner.
Lascelles attended the Royal Military College before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Grenadier Guards on 12 February 1902. He went on to command the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards during the First World War.
Marriage and family
Lord Harewood married Princess Mary, only daughter of King George V of the United Kingdom and Queen Mary, at Westminster Abbey, on 28 February 1922. His best man was Sir Victor Audley Falconer Mackenzie, 3rd Bt.
The bride's attendants were:
- Lady Diana Bridgeman, daughter of the 5th Earl of Bradford.
- Lady May Cambridge, daughter of the Earl of Athlone and Princess Alice of Albany.
- Lady Mary Thynne, daughter of the 5th Marquess of Bath.
- Lady Mary Cambridge, daughter of the Marquess of Cambridge.
- Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the future Queen Mother.
- Princess Maud, daughter of Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife.
- Lady Rachel Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.
- Lady Doris Gordon-Lennox, daughter of the 8th Duke of Richmond and Gordon.
After their marriage, Lord and Lady Harewood split their time between two homes, Chesterfield House (destroyed after the Second World War) in London and Goldsborough Hall, North Yorkshire which became their family homes throughout the 1920s. They had two children:
- George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (born at Chesterfield House 7 February 1923 – 11 July 2011) and christened at St Mary's Church Goldsborough 25 March 1923
- The Hon. Gerald David Lascelles (born at Goldsborough Hall 21 August 1924 – 27 February 1998)
Harry Gray named his then new 1921 Burrell 8 N.H.P. Scenic Showman's Engine Lord Lascelles after him, an engine that still exists and is regularly rallied.
It is also widely understood that Virginia Woolf based the character of Archduke Henry on him in her novel Orlando, a tribute to her lover Vita Sackville-West. Henry Lascelles was one of West's suitors.
Styles from birth to death
- 1882 – 1892: The Hon. Henry Lascelles
- 1892 – 1929: Viscount Lascelles
- 1929 – 1947: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood
- The London Gazette: . 11 February 1902.
- Maclagan, Michael; Louda, Jiří (1999), Line of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, London: Little, Brown & Co, p. 27, ISBN 1-85605-469-1
- "'The Wedding of 6th Earl of Harewood and Princess Mary'". National Portrait Gallery, London.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Harewood
The Earl of Harewood
|Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire
The Earl of Scarbrough
|Chancellor of the University of Sheffield
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
The Duke of Kent
|Grand Master of the
United Grand Lodge
The Duke of Devonshire
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Earl of Harewood