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MOUNTBATTEN, LORD & LADY LOUIS
Neg. No: 8876
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: NONE

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Subject: Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten, wedding portrait.

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Sitters: Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas), 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979), when Lieut. Lord Louis Mountbatten R.N.; Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia; last Viceroy of India, Admiral of the Fleet etc.

Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, née Edwina (Cynthia Annette) Ashley (1901-1960), when Lady Louis Mountbatten; elder daughter of 1st and last Baron Mount Temple; m. (1922) 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

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Date: Tuesday, 18 July 1922.

Location: Brook House, Park Lane, London W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: (Bride) Low-waisted wedding dress of silver tissue with round neck, mitten sleeves and trailing stole panels embroidered in crystal and diamanté with a key-pattern and leaves; train, four yards long, lined with silver tissue, with two panels of fifteenth century Pointe de Venise lace, under waist-length mantle of old Spanish rose-point lace; tulle veil with headress of orange blossoms; bouquet of lilies.

Costume Supplier: (Bride) Reville ......

Orders, Decorations and Medals: (Bridegroom) Star of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) cr. 17 July 1922. CK

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of related negatives: 4.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: (Earl Mountbatten) Dictionary of National Biography; Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, London, 1977, p 214; Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times ....

Countess Mountbatten) Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, London, 1977, p 214; Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 22 February 1960, p 14c; Richard Hough, Edwina: Countess Mountbatten of Burma, London, 1983

Occasion: The Times, 19 July 1922, pp 1e & 10c.

Costume: The Yorkshire Evening Post, 18 July 1922, p 8; The Times, 19 July 1922, pp 1e; The Gentlewoman, 22 July 1922, p. 348 (with line drawing).

Costume Supplier: The Gentlewoman, 22 July 1922, p. 348.

Costume Location: Veil or train (?) extant at Broardlands, Romsey, Hampshire.

Orders, Decorations and Medals: The Times, 19 July 1922, p 10c CK; Richard Hough, Edwina: Countess Mountbatten of Burma, London, 1983, p 80.

Reproduced: (version with groom, best man & bridesmaids) Eve The Ladies Pictorial, 26 July 1922 p. 98; The Gentlewoman, 29 July 1922, p. 378; (version, Lady Louis Mountbatten only) The Sketch, 26 July 1922, p 131.

Acknowledgements: Molly Chalk, Archivist, Broardlands Archives, Romsey, Hampshire.