Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma

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The Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Arms of Louis Mountbatten, Earl of Burma.svg
Preceded byLouis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Personal details
Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten

(1924-02-14)14 February 1924
Westminster, London, England[1]
Died13 June 2017(2017-06-13) (aged 93)
Mersham, Kent, England
ParentsLouis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
The Hon. Edwina Ashley

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. 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.

Knatchbull was the elder sister of Lady Pamela Hicks, and first cousin to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the last surviving baptismal sponsor to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

Biography[change | change source]

Mountbatten succeeded her father when he was assassinated in 1979, as his peerages had been created by the Crown with special remainder to his daughters and their heirs male. This inheritance accorded her the title of countess and a seat in the House of Lords, where she remained until 1999, when the House of Lords Act 1999 removed most hereditary peers from the House.

Knatchbull died on 13 June 2017 in Kent, England at the age of 93.[2]

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 14 February 1924 – 23 August 1946: Miss Patricia Mountbatten
  • 23 August – 26 October 1946: The Honourable Patricia Mountbatten
  • 26 October 1946 – 27 August 1979: The Right Honourable The Lady Brabourne
  • 27 August 1979 – 13 June 2017: The Right Honourable The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

References[change | change source]

  1. "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. Prince Philip's cousin Countess Mountbatten of Burma dies age 93

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