A gallery of Niven-related weddings. Starting with Primmie’s parents in February 1917, David Niven’s mother’s second wedding in the same year, followed by a glut of Niven weddings in 1940: David’s brother Max, sister Joyce, and then David himself. Finally, David with Hjordis in 1948.
You could say this is just an excuse to see what everyone looked like. Well, it sort of is, and worth it to see how alike David and his brother Max Niven were!
Primmie Niven’s parents, 2nd Lieutenant William (Bill) Rollo and Lady Kathleen Hill. February 1917
David Niven’s mother emerging from the Westminster church after marrying Thomas Comyn-Platt on 22nd May 1917.
David Niven’s sister Joyce. With her husband John Mellor. Bembridge, Isle of Wight, June 1940.
David Niven’s brother Henry (Max) with his bride Doreen Platt and David. Savoy Chapel, Strand. April 1940.
David Niven’s brother Henry (Max) with his bride Doreen Platt. April 1940
David and Primmie Niven emerge from St.Nicholas Church, Huish, 21st September 1940.
David Niven and Hjordis Genberg-Tersmeden, standing outside the South Kensington Registry Office after their wedding. 14th January 1948.
David and Hjordis, 14th January 1948. Ever wondered why there are so many different photos of them leaving the registry office? This shot explains it. The happy couple are looking up at workmen on ladders who were shouting “Good old Bonnie Prince Charlie” at David.
Next page: South Kensington Registry Office, 1948