Wedding of Georgina Wernher and Harold Phillips, 1944

The Wedding of Georgina Wernher, daughter of Sir Harold Wernher and Countess Anastasia de Torby, and Lieutenant Colonel Harald Phillips of the Coldstream Guards at St. Margaret’s, Westminster on this day in 1944. Royal Guests included King George II of Greece, the Duchess of Kent, Princess Alexandra (a bridesmaid), Lady Patricia Ramsay, Prince Dimitri of Russia, and Prince Bertil of Sweden. The bride was a niece of the Marchioness of Milford Haven, while the groom was a former lover of her sister-in-law, Lady Mountbatten. The couple had five children, including the late Duchess of Abercorn and the Duchess of Westminster, and remained married until his death in 1980. She remarried to Sir George Kennard, 3rd Bt in 1992, and passed away in 2011.


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