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Dalal, Lady
Neg. No: (GP) 111036
Neg. Size: [ck]
Neg. Date: 00-00-0000

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Sitters: Sir Dadiba and Lady Dalal

Biog: (Sir Dadiba) Indian Statesman; High Commissioner for India in UK 1923-4

Date: [Wednesday, 21 May 1924]

Occasion: [Visit to the Empire Exhibition, Wembley, May 1924]

The Lady, 22 May 1924:

Wednesday [i.e. 21 May 1924] was a delightful day, deliciously warm and sunny, which was fortunate, for it was the one set aside for the Royal visit to the Empire Exhibition., when, accompanied by our King and Queen, Their Roumanian Majesties went to the Pavilions before luncheon. Queen Mary wore a gown of palest silver-grey with a small swathed toque finished in the front with an upstanding mount. Queen Marie of Roumania looked very summery in white, a frock, hat, and shoes to match, and, from all accounts she thoroughly enjoyed all she saw, and was delighted with the charming little ceremony that awaited the Royal party at the entrance to the Indian Pavilion, when Lady Dalal, the wife of the High Commissioner for India, twined a garland of flowers around the shoulders of each Royal visitor. This, as, of course, you are aware, is a very old custom, and is a symbol of welcome… It is, indeed, a graceful and charming tribute to offer one's guests, and I was told that the garlands presented to the Royal party were composed of delicate orchids, sweet-scented lilies of the valley, and small white roses.

Location: Empire Exhibition, Wembley

Descr: FL standing.

Note King George V in image below [highlighted].

"Queen Mary shows Queen Marie around the Indian Pavilion at the great Wembley Exhibition, 1924"

Queen Mary shows Queen Marie around the Indian Pavilion at the great Wembley Exhibition, 1924.  Queen Mary wore a gown of palest silver-grey with a small swathed toque finished in the front with an upstanding mount. Queen Marie of Roumania looked very summery in white, a frock, hat, and shoes to match...and I was told that the garlands presented to the Royal party were composed of delicate orchids, sweet-scented lilies of the valley, and small white roses.

Queen Mary: A Picture Pageant of Her Wonderful Years, London, ND, p 84

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No of poses: 1.

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