|Name Henry 6th|
|Born 9 September 1882
London, England (1882-09-09) |
Died May 24, 1947, Harewood House, United Kingdom
Spouse Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (m. 1922–1947)
Parents Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood
Children George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, Gerald David Lascelles
Grandchildren David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood, James Lascelles, Jeremy Lascelles, Mark Lascelles, Henry Lascelles
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Henry George Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood (9 September 1882 – 24 May 1947), styled The Honourable Henry Lascelles before 1892 and Viscount Lascelles between 1892 and 1929, was a British soldier, peer and a Yorkshire landowner. He was the son-in-law of King George V and Queen Mary.
Lascelles was the son of Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood and Lady Florence Bridgeman.
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. After the war, Lascelles remained interested in local Yorkshire issues and events, often contributing to the Leeds Board of Management. He was president of the Yorkshire Rural Community Council.
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 Mackenzie, 3rd Baronet.
The bride's attendants were:
After their marriage, Lord and Lady Harewood split their time between their homes; Chesterfield House (destroyed after the Second World War) in London, Goldsborough Hall, at Harwood Estate and Harewood House itself, in Yorkshire, which became their family home in 1929. They had two children:
Her elder son, the Earl of Harewood, wrote about his parents' marriage in his memoirs The Tongs and the Bones and says that "they got on well together and had a lot of friends and interests in common".
Lord Harewood, a Freemason, served as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England from 1942 to 1947. He died of a heart attack at the age of 64 at his home, Harewood House.
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.