The Reluctant King. Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George (1895--1952), 2nd son of King George V of England and the one his father wanted to succeed him. That wish came true when Albert's older brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated, paving the way for Prince Albert to become King George VI. Painted by Meredith Frampton R.A. (1894-1984). He served in The Artists Rifles in WWI.
A young Princess Mary in Scotland with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York. From The Illustrated London News Wedding Number (on the occasion of her marriage to Viscount Lascelles), March 4, 1922. Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles lived at Goldsborough Hall throughout the 1920s.