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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey remains open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily Eucharist service if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines.

However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.

Princess Mary, daughter of George V

Princess Mary was the only daughter of George V and Queen Mary and was born on the Sandringham estate on 25th April 1897.


On 28th February 1922 Princess Mary was married to Henry, Viscount Lascelles, soldier, later the 6th Earl of Harewood (died 1947), in Westminster Abbey. They had two children George (who was a prisoner of war in Colditz castle during the war) and Gerald.


The Princess Royal, as she was known, died on 28th March 1965 and was buried at Harewood House in Yorkshire.

Further reading

Wedding Order of Service (PDF 899KB)

Harewood House is open to the public


25th April 1897


28th March 1965


28th February 1922

Sketch of Princess Mary, wearing a 1920s dress and pearl necklace, by John Singer Sargent
HRH Princess Mary 1925 by John Singer Sargent

[Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Wedding of Princess Mary in Westminster Abbey, 1922, brides' party at High Altar
Wedding of Princess Mary at Westminster Abbey, 1922

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2021 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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Alex - Abbey Marshal

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