Pair Tea Plates PRINCE GEORGE & PRINCESS MARINA OF GREECE & DENMARK
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A wonderfully rare pair of tea plates. made to commemorate the marriage between PRINCE GEORGE on the United Kingdom and PRINCESS MARINA of Greece and Denmark in 1934.
Provenance: By descent, Princess Alexandra (daughter).
Gifted to her Dresser.
Perfect condition, minor wear and crazing. One with small cream spot to glaze.
Measure 16.5cm across. Approx 6.5 Inches.
Prince George, son of King George V. Brother to King George VI and Prince Edward ( abdicated as Edward VIII ). Perhaps the most artistic, able and gifted of his siblings,he followed the wayward path of his elder brother, Edward. Tall, handsome with blue eyes, a sucession of ill advised realtionships filled the time of the Prince desperate to find a role.
He followed a career in the Navy, at the request of his father, which he loathed and ended abruptly. A pilot and style icon of his time, a succesful and popular marriage to an eligable Princess drew attention away from his embarrasing and potentially damaging past. He took a role as a factory inspector which earned him respect from the public and the title of 'The Peoples Prince'.
During 1942 he was involved in a secret wartime mission to Norway. Tragically, the plane crashed and all but one perished. Like Princess Diana, there are many conspiracy theories about the accident.
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