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The Earl of Harewood
Viscount Lascelles & wife
Personal details
Born (1882-09-09)9 September 1882
London, England
Died 23 May 1947(1947-05-23) (aged 64)
Harewood House, Yorkshire
Spouse(s) Mary, Princess Royal

Henry George Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, KG GCVO DSO TD (9 September 1882 – 23 May 1947), styled The Honourable Henry Lascelles before 1892 and Viscount Lascelles between 1892 and 1929, was a British soldier, a Yorkshireman and a landowner.


Lascelles was the son of Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood and Lady Florence Bridgeman.

Military career[]

Lascelles was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards and commanded the 3rd Battalion in the First World War.

Marriage and family[]

Lord Harewood married Princess Mary, the only daughter of King George V of the United Kingdom and Queen Mary, at Westminster Abbey, on 28 February 1922. The best man was Sir Victor Audley Falconer Mackenzie, 3rd Bt.[1] The bride's attendants were:

After their marriage, Lord and Lady Harewood had two homes, Chesterfield House (destroyed after the 2nd World War) in London and Goldsborough Hall, North Yorkshire that became their family homes throughout the 1920s. They had two children:

  • George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (born at Chesterfield House 7 February 1923 – 11 July 2011) and christened at St Mary's Church Goldsborough 25 March 1923
  • The Hon. Gerald David Lascelles (born at Goldsborough Hall 21 August 1924 – 27 February 1998)

Lord Harewood was a Freemason and, from 1942-1947 he served as the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England. He died at the age of 64 at his home, Harewood House.


Harry Gray named his then new 1921 Burrell 8 N.H.P. Scenic Showman's Engine 'Lord Lascelles' after him, an engine that still exists and is regularly rallied.

It is also widely established that Virginia Woolf based the character of Archduke Henry on him in her novel Orlando, a tribute to her lover Vita Sackville-West. Henry Lascelles was one of West's suitors.[2]

The Earl is the great granduncle of the 2nd in line to the British throne - Prince William, the Prince's father Charles being the Heir apparent.

Styles from birth to death[]

Earl of Harewood Arms

The Earl of Harewood's arms[3]

  • 1882 – 1892: The Hon. Henry Lascelles
  • 1892 – 1929: Viscount Lascelles
  • 1929 – 1947: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood


  1. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "'The Wedding of 6th Earl of Harewood and Princess Mary'". National Portrait Gallery, London. 
  3. Maclagan, Michael; Louda, Jiří (1999). "Line of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe". London: Little, Brown & Co. pp. 27. ISBN [[Special:BookSources/0-85605-469-1|0-85605-469-1]]. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Harewood
Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire
Succeeded by
The Earl of Scarbrough
Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Crewe-Milnes
Chancellor of the University of Sheffield
Succeeded by
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Kent
Grand Master of the
United Grand Lodge
of England

Succeeded by
The Duke of Devonshire
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Lascelles
Earl of Harewood
Succeeded by
George Lascelles
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