Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Patricia, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1924-2017)

taken in 1989 in NYC @Marlene A. Eilers Koenig




It is with great sadness to report the death of Patricia, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, elder daughter of the late Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and the Hon.  Edwina Ashley.    She was born  February 24, 1924.  She died at her home at Mersham in Kent on June 13, 2017.

Lady Mountbatten was 93 years old.

 Lady Mounbatten was a first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and a childhood friend of Queen Elizabeth II.   She was the last surviving godparent for the Prince of Wales.

Lady Brabourne and Lady Pamela Hicks outside Lady Brabourne's home near Harrods in the 1980s.  Taken by me ... after spending an afternoon having lunch with two charming ladies

Patricia married John Ulick Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne (1924-2005), on October 26, 1946.   Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret and Princess Alexandra of Kent were among the bridesmaids.

The couple had eight children,  and six survive:  Norton, 8th Baron Brabourne, who succeeds as 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the Hon. Michael-John Knatchbull,  Lady Joanna Zuckerman,  Lady Amanda Ellingworth,  the Hon. Philip Knatchbull and the Hon. Timothy Knatchbull.  She is also survived by her sister, the Lady Pamela Hicks and numerous grandchildren.

A truly lovely lady.  We corresponded for many years.




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