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Mary, Lady Delamere
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In June 1925, Mary became one of the most famous debutantes of the social season.  Not only was she a tall, elegant young woman with impeccable connections, but she of course was in line to inherit a fortune, left to her in trust by her millionaire grandfather - The Rt Hon. Sir Ernest Cassel (1852-1921)  Mary was hailed as a society beauty and although often shadowed by her elder sister (Edwina), she also became one of the most talked about ladies in the country.  The guests of honour at her "coming out" ball at Brook House (hosted by Edwina and Mountbatten) were Prince Albert, The Duke of York, later King George VI (1895(1936-1952) and The Duchess, later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900-2002).

The Rt Hon. Sir Ernest Cassel

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