Ms. Hicks confirmed that he had died. Brabourne was in the boat which was blown up by the IRA off the shores of Mullaghmore, County Sligo in August 1979, killing her fourteen-year-old son Nicholas; her father; her mother-in-law, the Dowager Baroness Brabourne; and fifteen-year-old Paul Maxwell, a boat-boy from County Fermanagh. I have a distant memory of the sound of the explosion and of a very violent sensation, then nothing.”. Anthony Knatchbull (born and died 6 April 1952). I very much approve of anything that will bring about peace.”, Patricia Knatchbull, a Grande Dame of Britain’s Elite, Dies at 93. The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 29-Jun... Royal Profile: Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan. By contrast, her younger sister's rank as an earl's daughter outranked her husband's status as a commoner from August 1946 to August 1979 because when a peer's daughter marries a commoner rather than a peer, she is allowed to retain the rank derived from her parent. By contrast, her younger sister's rank as an earl's daughter outranked her husband's status as a commoner from August 1946 to August 1979 because when a peer's daughter marries a commoner rather than a peer, she is allowed to retain the rank derived from her parent. Ms. Knatchbull’s mother-in-law, the Dowager Baroness Doreen Brabourne, 83, died in a hospital the next day. Members of the family had been staying in their baronial holiday home, Classiebawn Castle, in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, a few miles from the border with the British province of Northern Ireland, then in the throes of the insurrection known as the Troubles. Royal Profile: Princess Désirée of Sweden, Barones... 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With peace returned, she married John Knatchbull, a former aide to her father who went on to produce movies, including “A Passage to India,” “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Death on the Nile.” He died at 80 in 2005. [7], As Lady Brabourne during her father's lifetime, her immediate family became closely involved in the consideration of a future consort for her first cousin once-removed, Charles, Prince of Wales. 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Her death was confirmed by Paul Beresford-Hill, the director general of the Mountbatten Institute. During the night, an I.R.A. The name Battenberg was changed to Mountbatten during World War I, when anti-German sentiment ran strong. When naval personnel were ordered to leave in 1935, the sisters were dispatched to a small hotel in Hungary, two hours’ drive east of the capital, Budapest. In June 2012, at the time of Queen Elizabeth II's first visit to the Republic of Ireland, Mountbatten said the Queen had her full support for meeting Martin McGuinness, who had been a high-ranking member of the IRA. On 15 June 1974, she succeeded her distant cousin Lady Patricia Ramsay, formerly HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught, as Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, for whom the regiment was named when Princess Patricia's father, the Duke of Connaught, was Governor General of Canada during the First World War. She was succeeded by The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson on 17 March 2007. She, her husband, and their son Timothy were injured but survived the attack. Murder Victim, British Aristocracy. She was buried at her home in Mersham.[11]. operative slipped aboard their 30-foot wooden-hulled vessel, moored nearby, and planted a remote-controlled bomb. She was the elder daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife, the heiress Edwina Ashley, a patrilineal descendant of the Earls of Shaftesbury, first ennobled in 1661. [2], From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Norton Knatchbull, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Prince Philip's cousin Countess Mountbatten of Burma dies age 93, Regiments.org on Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, mountbattenofburma.com - Tribute & Memorial web-site to Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, About Us - Patrons of The Compassionate Friends, https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Patricia_Knatchbull,_2nd_Countess_Mountbatten_of_Burma&oldid=6599504, British military personnel of World War II, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. Royal Profile: Countess Leonore van Oranje-Nassau,... Royal Profile: Prince Felix of Luxembourg. In October 1946, she married John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne (1924-2005). With the outbreak of World War II, the sisters were evacuated from Britain in 1940 and sent to New York to live with the socialite Grace Vanderbilt, the wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt III, at their palatial apartment on Fifth Ave. By the time the sisters returned home a year later, their British residence — a Palladian mansion called Broadlands, on 6,000 acres in Hampshire — had been partly converted for use as a hospital. They had eight children and 18 grandchildren: Patricia was educated in Malta, England, and at the Hewitt School[8] in New York City. Son of Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma and John Ulick Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne. Later they became one of the few married couples each of whom held a peerage in their own right, and whose descendants inherited titles through both. Genealogy for Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull (Mountbatten), 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1924 - 2017) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. “I remember climbing onto the roof of the cabin and talking to my grandfather, who was steering. Knatchbull died on 13 June 2017 in Kent, England at the age of 93. In 1973 she was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Kent; she was also a serving magistrate and was involved with numerous service organisations including SOS Children's Villages UK, of which she was a Patron; the Order of St John, of which she was a Dame; and the Countess Mountbatten's Own Legion of Frontiersmen of the Commonwealth, of which she was a Patron. Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (14 February 1924 – 13 June 2017) was a British peeress and the third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. By the time Ms. Knatchbull was 9, her sister wrote, her mother had met the latest in a series of lovers, Lt. Col. Harold Phillips of the Coldstream Guards — nicknamed Bunny — “who changed her life.” He was 6-foot-5 and “thrillingly handsome, with perfect posture,” Pamela Hicks wrote. With close ties to Britain’s royal family, Ms. Knatchbull — also known as Lady Patricia — belonged to what an official biography called “a dynasty of royal, political and wealthy relations.” She was born without a formal title, the elder daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, Britain’s onetime First Sea Lord and its last imperial viceroy in India, and a prominent heiress of the day, Edwina Ashley. This page was last changed on 3 July 2019, at 16:35. [10], As Lady Brabourne during her father's lifetime, her immediate family became closely involved in the consideration of a future consort for her first cousin once-removed, Charles, Prince of Wales. They belonged to a social circle that inhabited vast mansions and included Queen Mary, King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, the American socialite for whom he abdicated the British throne. Royal Profile: 35 Facts about Prince William, The... Royal Profile: The Lady Alexandra Etherington, Royal Profile: Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Profile: Theodor Rosanes af Rosenborg. “I was so overwhelmed by grief for Nicky, who was just on the threshold of his life, that I began to feel guilty that I was not able to grieve for my father, whom I really adored, in the same way,” she said. Royal Profile: Prince Hubertus Gustaf Adolf of Hoh... Royal Profile: Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Royal Profile: Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark. [6] In September 2012, she unveiled a memorial to the work of the Combined Operations Pilotage Parties at Hayling Island in Hampshire. Royal Profile: Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah o... Royal Profile: Princess Alexia of the Netherlands. Philip Wyndham Ashley Knatchbull (born 2 December 1961), married Atalanta, Daisy Isadora Louise Knatchbull (5 October 1992), Frederick Michael Hubert Knatchbull (6 June 2003), John Robin Rocky Knatchbull (17 July 2004), Phoebe Knatchbull (19 April 1995) - was born to Wendy Leach (at the end of her first marriage to Alexander Wills, The Hon.