Friday 14 January – Sunday 27 February 2022
11am – 4pm
This year, we are celebrating the centenary of HRH Princess Mary’s marriage into the Lascelles family. Daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, and resident of Harewood House for over 30 years, Princess Mary married Viscount Lascelles, later 6th Earl of Harewood, in February 1922.
Becoming the Yorkshire Princess offers a first-hand insight into Princess Mary’s early life, up to and including her wedding day. Through this exhibition, you can explore Mary’s roles as a daughter, sister, fiancée and wife, offering an intimate glimpse into some of her closest relationships.
Following the success of our 2019 display In Their Own Words: Princess Mary and Her Family, this newly revamped exhibition, Becoming The Yorkshire Princess, introduces immersive spaces, giving you the opportunity to get to know the real ‘Yorkshire Princess’. Be transported back to Mary’s childhood to watch a slideshow of snapshots from a newly-digitised family photograph album, and explore rarely seen personal items, such as a Fabergé necklace pendant containing miniature photographs of her four brothers.
The display concludes with a spotlight on the magnificent silk train of Princess Mary’s wedding dress, decorated with embroidered flowers representing nations that once belonged to the British Empire, as well as her wax-flower tiara and wedding shoes.
Becoming The Yorkshire Princess begins on the State Floor.