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BRITISH ROYALS AT THE FUNERAL OF THE COUNTESS MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA

A look back at Members of the British Royal Family at the Funeral of The Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Who was The Countess Mountbatten of Burma?

Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, (née Mountbatten; 14 February 1924 – 13 June 2017), was a British peeress and the third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. She was the elder daughter of heiress Edwina Ashley, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

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The Countess at the wedding of her son, Norton Knatchbull, in a wheelchair after receiving injuries in a bomb explosion which killed her father Earl Mountbatten on 27 August 1979.

She was the first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the last surviving baptismal sponsor to Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.

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The Prince of Wales kissed Countess Mountbatten of Burma during a visit to the Institute for Indian Art and Culture on April 29, 2005 in London.



The Funeral of The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

The Countess Mountbatten of Burma died on 13 June 2017 at her home in Mersham, Kent, aged 93. Her funeral service took place on 27 June 2017 at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, and was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other senior members of the royal family.

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Prince Charles of Wales.

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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Anne, Princess Royal.

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The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra.

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Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy.



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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

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Lady Helen Taylor and husband Timothy Taylor.

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Lord Brabourne and Lady Brabourne (now Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma).

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Lady Pamela Hicks (sister of The Countess Mountbatten of Burma) and daughter India Hicks.

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India Hicks.



Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by his son Prince Charles as they arrived for the funeral of The Countess Mountbatten of Burma at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge.

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The Prince of Wales and The Queen.

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The Prince of Wales kissed his father The Duke of Edinburgh.



Pallbearers from the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI), known as “The Patricia’s”, carry the coffin of Patricia Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma at the start of her funeral service. “The Patricia’s” were in London on public duties.

The Countess Mountbatten of Burma was buried at her home in Mersham in Kent.

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Members of the Knatchbull Family.



The coffin is carried out after the funeral service of Patricia Knatchbull.

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Queen Elizabeth II after the funeral service. Her Majesty (then Princess ELizabeth) her sister Princess Margaret and Princess Alexandra of Kent were bridesmaid at the wedding of the then Patricia Mountbatten and John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabournen on 26 October 1946.

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The Duke of York, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

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The Princess Royal, The Prince of Wales and The Duke of York.

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Lady Alexandra Knatchbull and Prince Philip.



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