ABOVE & BELOW: Broadlands today
The Earl & Countess Mountbatten of Burma separated in 2010 and the Broadlands estate is now run entirely by Norton’s wife - Penelope, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (b.1953). It was reported that Norton returned to live at Broadlands in April 2017. A recent monument on the estate marks the final resting place of their youngest daughter - The Hon. Leonora Knatchbull, who died aged 5yrs from cancer in 1991. Approximately 100 yards from the house in full view of the drawing room lies a tall stone monument on a plinth in her memory.
Broadlands remains one of the finest stately homes in the country. Recently the house has undergone a great deal of restoration and improvements, including the installation of two eco-friendly wood chip biomass boilers - recommended by Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b.1948).