The Wedding of the Earl and Countess Mountbatten

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The Wedding of the Earl and Countess Mountbatten, by Vandyk, 18 July 1922 - NPG x32104 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Wedding of the Earl and Countess Mountbatten

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 18 July 1922
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x32104

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  • Vandyk (active 1881-1943). Artist associated with 617 portraits.

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Official wedding photograph of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Miss Edwina Ashley with their best man The Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor) taken after their wedding at St Margaret's, Westminster. The seven bridesmaids were (standing) Princess Margaret of Greece, Princess Theodora of Greece, (sitting left to right) Miss Mary Ashley (sister of the bride), Miss Joan Pakenham (cousin of the bride), Princess Sophia of Greece, Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper and Princess Cecilia of Greece. The bride's wore a low waisted wedding dress of silver tissue with round neck, mitten sleeves and trailing stole panels embroidered in crystal and diamanté with a four yard long train and tulle veil with headress of orange blossoms designed by Reville.