Lady Honore Guinness 1909–1976 Wedding Gifts July 1933
Lady Honor Guinness, the Earl and Countess of Iveagh's eldest daughter, whose wedding takes place to-day in Margarets Church, Westminster, to Mr Channon, has received hundreds of beautiful presents.
Lord Iveagh's gifts to his daughter include a coronet of exquisite design and workmanship, which takes apart into six brooches, see below worn and a set of jewellery comprising a necklace, brooch, drop ear-rings, and a ring in wonderful square cut sapphires and diamonds.
Lady Iveagh has given her daughter silver gilt toilet set.
Lady Honor has given her bridegroom a Rolls-Royce car and pair of sapphire and diamond links, while the bridegroom's gifts to his bride a beautiful diamond and sapphire bracelet.
from Lord and Lady Moyne and the Hon. Ernest and Mrs. Guinness there is double pearl necklace with a diamond and sapphire clasp.
Sir Henry ‘Chips’ Channon MP, a man who described himself as being ‘riveted by lust, bibelots, furniture and glamour, society and jewels’ weds the brewing-heiress, Lady Honor Guinness, daughter of the staggeringly rich Earl of Iveagh.
The King of Greece was one of the ushers. The Earl of Iveagh gave away his eldest 'daughter, Lady Honor Guinness, at her marriage this afternoon to Mr. Henry Channon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Channon, of Chicago, US.A. St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, was the scene of the ceremony, at which Canon Carnegie officiated.
The Earl of Birkenhead accompanied the bridegroom as his best man.
Lady Honor wore a simple gown of pure white crepe made with a deep draped neckline the bodice and the long skirt was cut on the cross to fit her figure. Her long train similar mateitfal to the gown was unadorned, and over it depended her long tulle veil from a bandfeau of folded tulle surmounted by narrow wreath of orange blossoms, carried a large sheaf of gardenias and green leaves. see above
Ten pages and four bridesmaids were in attendance, wearing costumes which had beep copied from an eighteenth century painting. They were Lady Patricia and Lady Brigid Guinness sisters of the bride, Miss Neella Plunket, the Hon. Caroline Thynne, Master Jonathan Guinness, Master Timothy Guinness, the Hon. Robin Plunket, Master Gay Klndersley, Master John Julius Cooper, Prince Ivan Obolensky, Lord Richard Windsor CUve, Master Ascaghio Branca, Master Henry Rice and Master Robin, Viscountess Iveagh, who is M.P. for Southend-on-Sea, received the guests after the ceremony at her residence at 11, St. James Square.
Among them were:— King George of Greece, the Duchess of Westminster, the Duchess of Marlborough, the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, the Marchioness Curzon of Keidleston, Violet Duchess of Rutland, Lord and Lady Moyne, Earl and Countess of Onslow, Earl and Countess of Plymouth, Countess of Birkenhead, Elizabeth Countess of Pingall, Viscount and Viscountess Weymouth, Viscount Gage, Lady Nunburnheflme, Lord and Lady Charles Cavendish, Lord Btavdrdale. Lord Willoughby de Eresby and the Hon. Phyllis Astor, Lady Lord and Lady Btanley of Alderly. Lady Tweedmouth, Lady Islington.
To anyone reading Chips' diary entry it is so blindingly obvious that Honor had become Frank Woodman's lover. When eventually Honor told Chips that she wanted a divorce, he went into an engaging meltdown and then on almost the next page he listed the money that he would make after a divorce, starting with the £5,000 a year that will be paid to him by her for agreeing to it.
(That is about £250,000 in today's money, by the way.)
His wife, Honor, an heiress to the Guinness fortune, had been having affairs since at least 1937 and this volume begins with Chips devoting many words to his fears that the marriage was breaking up. He could not understand why, and tied himself in knots trying to make sense of Honor’s attitude.
Source: Dundy Curier;Henry 'Chips' Channon: The Diaries, Bury free press;