Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood

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Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood
Princess Mary in 1926
BornPrincess Mary of York
(1897-04-25)25 April 1897
York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died28 March 1965(1965-03-28) (aged 67)
Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
Burial1 April 1965
Full name
Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary
HouseWindsor (from 1917)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (until 1917)
FatherGeorge V
MotherMary of Teck

Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary; 25 April 1897 – 28 March 1965), was the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary.

She was the sister of kings Edward VIII and George VI, and aunt of Queen Elizabeth II. In the First World War, she performed charity work in support of servicemen and their families. She married Henry Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (later the 6th Earl of Harewood), in 1922. Mary was given the title of Princess Royal in 1932. During the Second World War, she was Controller Commandant of the Auxiliary Territorial Service.[1] The Princess Royal and the Earl of Harewood had two sons, George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, and The Honourable Gerald Lascelles.

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  1. Basford, Elisabeth (August 2020). Seward, Ingrid (ed.). "A Quiet Devotion to Duty". Majesty. Cliff Moulder. 41 (8). Retrieved 30 September 2020. Mary was rarely seen out of uniform during the Second World War as Chief Controller and later Controller Commandant of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She travelled the length and breadth of the country visiting ATS units, canteens and military command stations.

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Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood
Cadet branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Born: 25 April 1897 Died: 28 March 1965
British royalty
Title last held by
Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife
Princess Royal
Title next held by
Princess Anne
Academic offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Devonshire
Chancellor of the University of Leeds
Succeeded by
The Duchess of Kent