SPECIAL SOUVENIR EDITIONS OF
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 1873-1981
by Robin S. Hunt and John Weedy
PART THREE - 1922-1950
For over a Century the Illustrated London News
has issued special souvenir editions for special events. In this, the
third of four articles, we record these publications which make a fascinating
catalogue of British and Foreign history.
Records show that the first wedding of an English King’s
daughter in Westminster Abbey was that of Princess Mary and Viscount
Lascelles on February 28th 1922. Princess Mary, the only daughter of
the King and Queen, was born on April 25th 1897, (Queen Victoria’s
“dear little Diamond Jubilee baby”), and Henry George Charles,
Viscount Lascelles, elder son of the Earl and Countess of Harewood was
born on September 19th, 1882.