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100 years ago: The Duke of York’s betrothal

20 January 2023

January 19th, 1923.

THE Press, solicitous for the future of the dynasty, hints plainly and constantly that the marriage of the Prince of Wales is long overdue; the Prince is understood to point to his brothers as for the present securing the succession. While it awaits the Prince’s choice, the nation welcomes the betrothal of his brother. The Duke of York has already endeared himself to the people by a devotion to duty no less sustained and eager, though necessarily less conspicuous, than that which the Prince of Wales has shown since — as he said — he found his manhood at the Front. The Duke also has served, in the Navy and Air Force, he too has shown himself a keen sportsman. In another matter he has taken his own line, making a serious study of social problems, not only by wide reading, but also by personal observation. Of his bride [Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon], we are content to know that . . . the betrothal has the warm approval of their Majesties, and that she is the close friend of Princess Mary, whose bridesmaid she was, one marriage making another according to the adage.

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