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Quiz about The InLaws of George V
Quiz about The InLaws of George V

The In-Laws of George V Trivia Quiz

After changing the name of his royal house, George V also changed the rules on royal marriage, allowing his children the option of marrying commoners. Can you match up the king's children and grandchildren with their choice of spouse?

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Princess Marina of Greece Baroness Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz Henry George Charles Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones Philip Andrew Mountbatten Maria Donata Nanetta Paulina Gustava Erwina Wilhelmine Stein Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon Birgitte Eva van Deurs Henriksen Angela Estree Lyssod D'Arcy Dowding Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott The Honourable Angus James Bruce Ogilvy Bessie Wallis Simpson
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Bessie Wallis Simpson

Bessie Wallis Simpson (née Warfield) first encountered Edward, Prince of Wales in January 1931, when the pair were introduced by the Prince's then mistress, Thelma Furness. At the time, Wallis was married to her second husband, Ernest Simpson. The Simpsons were notable members of London society at the time, and often encountered Edward at house parties. Wallis and the Prince are believed to have begun an affair around January 1934, with both Thelma Furness and Freda Dudley-Ward, one of his previous mistresses who had remained a confidante, eased out of his circle.

In January 1936, following the death of his father, Edward came to the throne as King Edward VIII. At this point in time, Edward had become determined to marry Wallis, in spite of the fact that she was still married. Although she obtained a divorce from Simpson in October 1936, the fact that she was now twice divorced meant that, in the eyes of many, she was an unsuitable choice to become queen. Owing to the opposition of his family, and the majority of the establishment, Edward elected to abdicate his throne rather than give Wallis up and, on 10 December 1936, he signed the Instrument of Abdication in favour of his younger brother. On 8 March 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor, while on 3 June Edward and Wallis were married at the Château de Candé in Paris.
2. Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, first came across Albert, Duke of York, the second son of George V, in 1920. Immediately smitten, the Duke proposed to her in 1921, although she turned him down, owing to her being "afraid never, never again to be free to think, speak and act as I feel I really ought to". Despite this rebuff, Albert decided he would marry no one else. In March 1922, a month after Elizabeth had been a bridesmaid at the wedding of Albert's sister, Princess Mary, he proposed again, being refused for a second time. It was only in January 1923, despite her misgivings about the life she would enter, that she accepted at the third time of asking.

The two were married on 26 April 1923 at Westminster Abbey, with Elizabeth taking the title Duchess of York. Following their honeymoon, during which Elizabeth contracted whooping cough, they began life as working members of the Royal Family, representing the King at various events in Britain and overseas. Elizabeth especially was a success, as she had a way of charming everyone that she met. This served the couple well when, on 11 December 1936, Albert succeeded to the throne following the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, becoming King George VI, with Elizabeth taking the title of Queen Consort.
3. Henry George Charles Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles

Henry Lascelles was the eldest son of the Earl and Countess of Harewood who, on 28 February 1922, married Princess Mary, the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey - at the time of their marriage, the bride was aged 24, while the groom was 39. After their wedding, the couple initially set up home at Goldsborough Hall in Yorkshire, where they remained for eight years until, in October 1929, Lascelles succeeded his father as the Earl of Harewood, which saw them move to the family seat of Harewood House.

Lord Harewood had seen service during the First World War, serving initially with the Yorkshire Hussars, part of the Territorial Army, until April 1915, when he transferred to his old regiment, the Grenadier Guards. However, he retained his interest in the Territorial Army after the war, serving as Honorary Colonel of two different reserve infantry battalions, as well as a period as President of the West Yorkshire Territorial Forces Association from 1928. In addition to his interest in the Army, he was also an advocate for and patron of issues and events in and around Yorkshire. Following her marriage, Mary, who in 1929 was named as the Princess Royal by her father, also became involved in organisations in the county related to the arts and agriculture.
4. Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott

Lady Alice Douglas Scott was the third daughter and fifth child of the Earl of Dalkeith, later to become the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury. Having travelled overseas extensively following the completion of her formal education, spending time in France, Kenya and India, in 1935 she returned to the United Kingdom, having learned of the failing health of her father. In August of that year, she became engaged to Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of the King and one of the closest friends of her elder brother. Although planned for an elaborate wedding at Westminster Abbey, the death of the Duke of Buccleuch in October, combined with the deteriorating health of the King, led to a private ceremony taking place in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace on 6 November 1935. The day itself was cold and wet, with the bride wearing an "ermine blanket stole" over her wedding dress to keep out the chill, which led to her subsequently being referred to as "the Winter Princess".

Although Henry was still a serving officer in the British Army at the time of their marriage, in December 1936, following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, he left the army, and the couple began to take on more royal duties. During the Second World War, Alice served as the Senior Controller of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, as well as working with a number of nursing organisations, including the Red Cross and the Order of St John, while Henry, who had rejoined the army on the outbreak of war, served as a liaison officer in France until the retreat from Dunkirk.
5. Princess Marina of Greece

Princess Marina was the third and youngest daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, and thus a granddaughter of King George I of Greece. Although she spent her early years in Greece, following the national strife in the country from 1917 onwards, she moved to stay with her extended family throughout Europe. In 1932, she met Prince George, the youngest surviving son of King George V in London. At the time, George was under pressure to settle down, having followed the raucous path of his eldest brother, the Prince of Wales. As a result, in August 1934, he and Marina became engaged, after which he was made Duke of Kent, with the wedding taking place at Westminster Abbey on 29 November 1934. The public ceremony was followed by a private Greek Orthodox one in the chapel at Buckingham Palace.

Following their wedding, the couple set up home in Belgrave Square, close to Buckingham Palace, while Marina began to undertake royal duties, which included becoming involved as patron of a number of organisations and charities, including the Women's Hospital Fund, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Additionally, during the Second World War, using a pseudonym, she trained as a nurse, joining the civil nursing reserve. George rejoined the Royal Navy on the outbreak of war, transferring to the Royal Air Force in April 1940. It was while serving as an officer in RAF Training Command that he was killed in a plane crash in August 1942, just seven weeks after the birth of the couple's third child.
6. Philip Andrew Mountbatten

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born in Corfu in June 1921, the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew, who was the seventh child of King George I of Greece. At the time of his birth, Greece was in upheaval and, just 14 months after he was born, the infant prince was evacuated with his family, initially to France before, in 1930, he arrived in England to live with his mother's family. In 1939, he entered the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, where he encountered King George VI's eldest daughter, Princess Elizabeth, for the first time. Following his service in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, in the summer of 1946 Philip asked the King for the hand of his eldest daughter. In March 1947, he gave up his Greek and Danish titles and adopted the name Mountbatten, his mother's family name, while the engagement was announced in July 1947, with the wedding taking place at Westminster Abbey on 20 November - the same day he was created Duke of Edinburgh.

Following their wedding, the couple initially lived the farily modest life of a married naval couple, with Philip undertaking a number of postings that included serving for two years, between 1949 and 1951, with the Mediterranean Fleet stationed in Malta. During this period, he was initially the 1st Lieutenant of HMS Chequers, before he received a promotion to Lieutenant Commander and was given command of the frigate HMS Magpie. However, at this time, the King was in increasingly poor health, which saw Elizabeth and Philip undertake a number of royal duties in his behalf. It was in February 1952, en route to a tour of Australia, that Philip was told, and subsequently broke the new to his wife, that the King had died and she had become Queen.
7. Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones

Anthony Armstrong-Jones was born in London in 1930, the second child and only son of the barrister Robert Armstrong-Jones and his wife Anne. During his childhood, he contracted polio while on holiday in Wales, which resulted in his having to stay in hospital for six months. Anthony attended Eton College from 1943, after which he attended Cambridge University to study architecture, although he failed in the second year. It was after university that he began his career as a photographer, thanks to the noted photographer Baron, who was the friend of a friend of his stepmother, taking him on as an apprentice.

In 1958, Anthony met Princess Margaret, the younger sister of the Queen, although they had previously come across each other when he had been the photographer at the wedding of one of her friends. In October 1959, he was invited to stay with the Royal Family at Balmoral, where he proposed, with the couple's engagement announced in February 1960. The wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 1960, the first royal wedding to be broadcast live on television. Initially, Anthony received no title; it was in October 1961, a month before the birth of their first child, that he was created Earl of Snowdon and Viscount Linley.
8. Maria Donata Nanetta Paulina Gustava Erwina Wilhelmine Stein

Maria Stein, known professionally as Marion Stein, was born in Vienna in 1926, the daughter of the Austrian musician Erwin Stein and his wife Sophie Bachmann. In 1938, following the Anschluss, Maria and her family fled Austria to settle in London, where Marion entered the Royal College of Music, becoming a friend of Benjamin Britten while she was there. She became a professional pianist having graduated, forming a duo with Catherine Shanks, with whom, amongst other pieces, she played works, often by Mozart or Schubert composed for four hands on one keyboard.

One of Britten's friends was George Lascelles, the 7th Earl of Harewood and grandson of King George V, who introduced the pair at the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts. On 29 September 1949, they were married at St Mark's Church in London, for which Britten composed a wedding anthem. Both were heavily interested in opera, with George serving as editor of "Opera" magazine from 1950. Marion became a major figure in music in her adopted home of Yorkshire, and caused a stir when, despite being heavily pregnant, she announced plans to attend every night of the Leeds Music Festival in September 1950.
9. Angela Estree Lyssod D'Arcy Dowding

Angela Dowding was born in 1919, the daughter of Charles Henry Dowding, an army officer from London, and his wife Lilian. Having attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, she left her course before finishing when she was offered a role in Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" in the West End. This saw her acting career begin, with her becoming a member of The Malvern Players, before she joined Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) and undertook a number of tours overseas to entertain British forces overseas during the Second World War.

Angela met Gerald Lascelles, the younger brother of the Earl of Harewood, at a party given by the Earl of Kimberley. Given their respective backgrounds, there was a degree of notoriety about their relationship, which led to their marriage on 15 July 1952 at St Margaret's, Westminster. Although well attended by members of the Royal Family, Gerald's cousin, the Queen, excused herself owing to a heavy cold, which was taken by the press as a snub to the couple. The couple initially lived in London, where their son was born in 1953, before, in 1955, they moved to Fort Belvedere in Surrey, the house previously owned by Gerald's uncle, the Duke of Windsor. The house had fallen into some disrepair, and the couple (particularly Angela), devoted a significant amount of effort to its restoration during their time there.
10. Birgitte Eva van Deurs Henriksen

Birgitte Eva van Deurs Henriksen was born in Odense in Denmark in 1946, the younger daughter of Asger Henriksen, a lawyer in the city, and his wife Vivian van Deurs. She completed her secondary education in Odense before attending finishing schools in Lausanne and Cambridge. In the mid-1960s, she attended Cambridge University to study languages, where she met Prince Richard of Gloucester, the second son of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, who was studying architecture. Birgitte returned to Denmark after the completion of her course, where she studied economics for three years, at the end of which she secured a position at the Danish Embassy in London.

The year after she returned to the United Kingdom, Birgitte became engaged to Prince Richard, with the announcement in February 1972. The wedding itself took place on 8 July 1972 at St Andrew's Church in Barnwell, Northamptonshire, near to Barnwell Manor, the home of the Prince's parents. As Richard was the younger son, there was no expectation that the couple would become significant members of the Royal Family. However, their circumstances changed just six weeks after their wedding when Richard's elder brother William was killed in a plane crash. Richard succeeded to the dukedom on the death of his father two years later, which led to the couple becoming full time members of the Royal Family, representing the Queen at home and abroad.
11. Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley

Katharine Worsley was born in 1933 at Hovingham Hall in Yorkshire, the only daughter of Sir William Worsley, the Lord Lieutenant of North Riding, and his wife Lady Joyce. Educated from the age of 10 at Queen Margaret's School in York, followed by Runton Hill School in Norfolk, she began a significant interest in music, being taught to play the piano, organ and violin. After leaving school, she worked at a children's home in York, and then a nursery school in London, before, having failed to gain admission to the Royal Academy of Music, she attended a finishing school in Oxford, where she devoted much of her time to continuing her studies in music.

Katharine met Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, while he was stationed at Catterick Garrison with his regiment, the Royal Scots Greys, which was located near her parents home in Hovingham. Their engagement was announced in March 1961. The couple were married on 8 June 1961 at York Minster, the first royal wedding held there for more than 600 years. Following their wedding, the couple moved into married quarters while Edward remained a serving officer in the British Army - his service saw the couple live for periods in Germany and Hong Kong.
12. The Honourable Angus James Bruce Ogilvy

Angus Ogilvy was born in London in 1928, the second son of the Earl and Countess of Airlie. Educated first at Heatherdown School near Ascot, followed by Eton College, between 1946 and 1948 he spent two years undertaking National Service as an officer in the Scots Guards. At the same time, he attended Oxford University where he gained a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1950. Having completed his time at university, he went to work in the private sector, when he was recruited by the financier Harold Drayton.

Angus first met Princess Alexandra, the only daughter of the late Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina, at a ball at the home of her cousin. Their relationship continued for eight years until their engagement was announced in November 1962. The wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 24 April 1963, after which the couple honeymooned at the Balmoral estate. Although offered an earldom by the Queen, Angus elected to decline the offer, as well as the offer of a grace-and-favour apartment, choosing instead to obtain a lease on a house in Richmond. He continued his career in business following his marriage, while Alexandra continued to undertake duties on behalf of the Queen.
13. Baroness Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz

Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz was born in Karlsbad (now Karlovy Vary) in the German Sudetenland in January 1945, the younger daughter of Baron Günther von Reibnitz and his second wife, Countess Maria Szapáry von Muraszombath. Following her parents divorce in 1946, Marie-Christine moved with her mother and brother to Australia, where she was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Rose Bay. She then moved to London to study Fine Art at the Victoria & Albert Museum, after which she worked as an interior designer. While in London, she met and married Thomas Troubridge, a banker, in 1971, although the couple separated in 1973, and were divorced in 1977. Following the civil divorce, the couple, as Roman Catholics, obtained an annulment from the Pope in 1978.

One month after the annulment of her first marriage, Marie-Christine married Prince Michael of Kent, the youngest child of the late Duke and Duchess of Kent. A civil ceremony took place on 30 June 1978 at the Rathaus in Vienna. Upon their marriage, as Marie-Christine was a Roman Catholic, Michael lost his place in the line of succession to the throne. Additionally, owing to Marie-Christine's divorce, they were initially refused permission by the then Pope, Paul VI, for a blessing in a Catholic church. This was subsequently given by his successor, John Paul II, with a ceremony taking place on 29 June 1983 in London.
Source: Author Red_John

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