Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood

Henry Ulick Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood GCVO TD JP DL (21 August 1846 – 6 October 1929) was a British peer and the son of Henry Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood.

The Right Honourable
The Earl of Harewood
Born(1846-08-21)21 August 1846
Harewood House, West Yorkshire, England
Died6 October 1929(1929-10-06) (aged 83)
Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England
TitleEarl of Harewood
ParentsHenry Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood
Lady Elizabeth de Burgh


As a child, he lived at Goldsborough Hall in Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, which was the house for the heirs-in-waiting for Harewood House. During his lifetime the Lascelles family were still major landholders in Barbados.

He initially served in the regular army as captain in the Grenadier Guards, after which he served part-time as an officer in the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry, which became part of the Territorial Army in 1908. He was lieutenant-colonel in command of that regiment from 1881 to 1898 and honorary colonel from 1898 to 1913. His long service with the yeomanry brought him the Territorial Decoration (T.D.) in 1909. He also held the post of colonel and yeomanry aide-de-campe to Queen Victoria from 1897, Edward VII throughout the latter's reign, and to George V from 1910 until his own death.[1]

He succeeded to titles of Earl of Harewood, Viscount Lascelles, and Baron Harewood on 24 June 1892.[2]

He was a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire on 26 February 1900,[3] and Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire on 22 April 1904, serving as such until 14 December 1927.

In early 1901 Lord Harewood was asked by King Edward to take part in a special diplomatic mission to announce the King's accession to the governments of France, Spain, and Portugal.[4]

In 1908, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order and was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1922.[5]


On 29 October 1881 he married Lady Florence Katharine Bridgeman, daughter of Orlando Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford, and they had three children:


  1. Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1929. Kelly's. p. 814.
  2. "Page 10365". The Peerage. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  3. "No. 27170". The London Gazette. 2 March 1900. p. 1436.
  4. "The King – the special Embassies". The Times (36410). London. 23 March 1901. p. 12.
  5. "Page 10365". The Peerage. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William Harrison-Broadley
Honorary Colonel of the Yorkshire Hussars
Succeeded by
The Lord Bolton
Preceded by
The Earl of Scarbrough
Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire
Succeeded by
Viscount Lascelles
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Lascelles
Earl of Harewood
Succeeded by
Henry Lascelles
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