Princess Mary: Christmas tin gifted to troops in 1914
Mary was the only daughter of King George V and younger sister to King Edward VIII ‒ later the Duke of Windsor ‒ and King George VI. Tonight, the second episode of a documentary mini-series ‘The Queen’s Lost Family’ about George V and his children, will be broadcast on Channel 4. The series gives an insight into the chaotic lives of the Royal Family in the Twenties, Thirties and Forties.
Tomorrow’s episode will focus on the love life of George V’s children, as well as the death of King and the subsequent abdication crisis of 1936.
Princess Mary is one of the more forgotten royals of this era, but she was a very popular royal who dedicated herself to duty.
It was rumoured that she boycotted the wedding because she disagreed with the fact that her brother, the Duke of Windsor, was not invited, as the siblings were known to be very close.
Princess Mary did not attend the Queen and Prince Philip’s wedding
Princess Mary and her husband Henry Lascelles
However, according to Elisabeth Basford, author of Princess Mary: The First Modern Princess, Mary did not attend because she was still grieving her husband, Henry Lacelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, who had died just six…