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Lord Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley - 1922

On 1922 lord Louis Mountbatten (until 1916 HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg), son of Prince Louis of Battenberg (Marquis of Milford Haven) and Princess Victoria of Hesse-Darmstadt, married Edwina Ashley, daughter of the future 1st Baron of Mount Temple and granddaughter of Sir Ernest Cassel. The couple married at St Margaret's, Westminster, London. The prince of Wales was best man:



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Edwina was an interesting woman. Very cultured and articulate. Noted for her friendships with Nehru and Ghandi.
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And her wartime service was amazing!



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Old 12-23-2008, 08:53 PM
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Very glamorous couple. Marengo you are working hard today. All these lovely pictures! Thank you
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Just gorgeous photos I would be thrilled if mine were that good all those years later thamks for this thread.
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So four of the bridesmaids were Prince Philip's sisters, by the looks of it.
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What is the tiara that Edwina is wearing? It looks beautiful and quite large.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:21 AM
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What is the tiara that Edwina is wearing? It looks beautiful and quite large.
I don't think that's a tiara but rather a headdress that was popular for fashionable brides during the 1920s. I've seen them in other wedding portraits from that time.
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Thanks for loading those pics. Love seeing a wedding that is so of its time - proper 20's. Of the others of the era: Eliz B-L got it so wrong in her attacked by the lace number, and Pss Mary was better, but a bit plain. Edwina showed em, my God they were a glamorous couple weren't they? But then their marriage was fraught with infidelity and mistust. What price glamour eh, royal watchers?
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I also think these pictures are gorgeous, and I'm a big fan of period fashion. I do, however, find the headwear of this bridal party a little...er...distressing.
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Wow, the then POW was tiny. Look how much taller the bride is.
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Edwina always wore quite high heels. They are one of my favourite couples, both of them were just gorgeous looking. Here's a link to British Pathe were you can watch footage of the wedding and many stills:

British Pathe - LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN AND EDWINA CYNTHIA ANNETTE ASHLEY (aka THE WEDDING OF THE SEASON)
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Beautiful pictures! The dress of the bride was amazing!
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This must have been the tallest couple in Britain back in the day!
Again, the low waistline of the wedding gown is so unflattering and the heavy headwear quite distressing indeed! The truth is that Edwina got it right with almost anything else she wore in her whole life! She understood fashion and glamour for sure.
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Edwina's wedding was the social event of the decade.
Lord Louis Mountbatten 1922 - Marriage to Edwina Ashley
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Considering the bride was a pretty social match for Louis, no shock

Louis was of course related through his mother. As a daughter of Princess Alice, Victoria was first cousins with George V and his siblings. Louis grew up at Frogmore, among other distant relations. It wasn't surprising he was close to Edward VIII growing up or that Edward was his best man.

Edwina though was as well connected. Her father Wilfred Ashley was a prominent politician, made Baron Mount Temple. He was in parliament for Blackpool when they wed, but would later go on to be undersecratarry for state of war and minister of transport. But it was her mother's side that was more important. Edwina's mother was the only child of Sir Ernest Cassel. A converted Jew, he was a self-made millionaire who was at times a financial advisor to Edward VII, who along with Asquith and Churchill, were personal friends. He owned estates, art collections and race horses. He converted for his wife. When his daughter died, her husband remarried and Edwina was shipped off to boarding school with her sister. Edwina hated it and was taken in by her grandfather, later becoming his hostess. She nursed him through his old age, and he left the majority of his estate to her.


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