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MOUNTBATTENS IN THE NEWS
Headlines involving members of (and related to) Mountbatten's Family

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16 AUG 2022

'SANDRO' EXHIBITION
NEW Exhibition about the life of Alexander I, Prince of Bulgaria at Schloß Heiligenberg - the former Battenberg family home 

A new exciting exhibition is to be held in September 2022 at the beautiful Schloß Heiligenberg, Jugenheim, Darmstadt, Hesse in Germany about the life of Alexander I, Prince of Bulgaria, second son of The Princess of Battenberg.

Known from childhood as 'Sandro', he was born HSH Prince Alexander of Battenberg - and was the Sovereign Prince of the new Principality of Bulgaria from 1879, until his abdication in 1886.  He was the younger brother of Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Marquess of Milford Haven - father of MOUNTBATTEN, who reluctantly sold Schloß Heiligenberg in 1920.

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29 JUL 2022

DEATH OF LADY BUTTER
Myra Butter (n
ée Wernher), Lady Butter (1925-2022) has died, aged 97yrs

Lady Butter, born Myra Alice Wernher (youngest daughter of Maj-Gen Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt. and Countess Anastasia 'Zia' Mikhailovna de Torby, the daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia - a grandson of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia) has died aged 97yrs.  Her mother was granted a Royal Warrant in 1917 to be styled 'The Lady Zia Wernher'.

Lady Butter's aunt was Countess Nadejda 'Nada' Mikhailovna de Torby, who was married to Sir George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, formerly HSH Prince George of Battenberg (MOUNTBATTEN's eldest brother).  Lady Butter's elder sister was Georgina 'Gina', Lady Kennard, whose first husband Lt-Col Harold 'Bunny' Phillips, was a former lover of Edwina.  Lt-Col Phillips' mother was an aunt of Janet, Marchioness of Milford Haven, second wife of David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven (son of Countess Nadejda 'Nada' Mikhailovna de Torby - Lady Butter's aunt as above)

A Family Tree chart will be posted in due course

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23 JUL 2022

MOUNTBATTEN/DRU MARRIAGE
The Lady Tatiana Mountbatten & Mr Alexander Dru have married

The Lady Tatiana Mountbatten (only daughter of George, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven) has married Mr Alexander Dru at Winchester Cathedral

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25 JUN 2022

THE BIRTH OF A SON (AND HEIR) 
(The Hon.) Alexander Knatchbull

A son is born (location not known) to Mr & Mrs Nicholas Knatchbull.  Nicholas (only son and heir of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) does not use his courtesy title of Lord Brabourne.  The new baby is their first child.  Date to be confirmed

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15 JUN 2022

ROYAL ASCOT - 
Countess Mountbatten of Burma in The Royal Procession (Day 2)

Penny, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (wife of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) was in the third carriage in the Royal Procession with HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy and HRH Princess Beatrice, Mrs Mapelli Mozzi, who was accompanied by her husband - Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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14 JUN 2022

ROYAL ASCOT
The Lady Alexandra Hooper in The Royal Procession (Day 1)

The Lady Alexandra Hooper (eldest daughter of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma), accompanied by her husband - Mr Thomas Hooper, were in the fourth carriage in the Royal Procession with The Earl & Countess of Hopetoun

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02 JUN 2022

WEBSITE UPDATE
A FULL new look and update 

To mark the Platinum Jubilee (70yrs) of HM Queen Elizabeth II, this website had a FULL new look and update.  I hope you like it !!!

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30 MAY 2022

CHARITY MISSION IN UKRAINE
India Hicks & son Felix, helping in war-torn Ukraine

Miss India Hicks (Mrs David Flint Wood), youngest daughter of The Lady Pamela Hicks, joined by her son Felix, visit Ukraine to distribute aid with the charity Global Empowerment Movement (GEM), to help communities suffering the devastation of the invasion by the Russian Federation

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29 MAR 2022

MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
Admiral of the Fleet HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of
Edinburgh (1921-2021)

A memorial Service of Thanksgiving for the life of HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021) was held at Westminster Abbey, London.  The congregation was led by HM Queen Elizabeth II (his widow)

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17 JAN 2022

Lord Ivar Mountbatten (youngest son of David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven), accompanied by his husband - Mr James Coyle, appear in a new light-hearted ITV documentary following members of the British aristocracy and how they cope in the modern world

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10 SEP 2021

HICKS/FLINT WOOD MARRIAGE
Miss India Hicks & Mr David Flint Wood have married

Miss India Hicks (youngest daughter of The Lady Pamela Hicks) finally has married Mr David Flint Wood, having had to re-arrange the date as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  UPDATED

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19 JUN 2021

KNATCHBULL/COOKE ENGAGEMENT
Miss Kelly Knatchbull & Mr Alexander Cooke announce their engagement

Miss Kelly Knatchbull (eldest daughter of The Hon Michael-John Knatchbull - second son of Patricia, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma) has announced that she is to marry Mr Alexander Cooke, son of Mr & Mrs Stephen Cooke

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20 MAY 2021

KNATCHBULL/POUZET MARRIAGE
Mr Nicholas Knatchbull & Miss Ambre Pouzet have married

Mr Nicholas Knatchbull (only son and heir of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) does not use his courtesy title of Lord Brabourne, has married Miss Ambre Pouzet at a private civil wedding at Broadlands, Hampshire

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09 APR 2021

DEATH OF PRINCE PHILIP
HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021) has died,
aged 99yrs

After a period of declining health, the husband of HM Queen Elizabeth II - HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh has sadly died aged 99yrs at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.  UPDATED

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1 APR 2021

NEW ITV TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY
'My Years With The Queen'

The Lady Pamela Hicks (youngest daughter of MOUNTBATTEN) talks to her youngest daughter (Miss India Hicks) about her life of service as a friend, confidante, cousin, bridesmaid and Lady-in-Waiting to HM Queen Elizabeth II

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28 NOV 2020

HICKS/FLINT WOOD ENGAGEMENT
Miss India Hicks & Mr David Flint Wood announce their engagement

Miss India Hicks (youngest daughter of The Lady Pamela Hicks) has announced her engagement to Mr David Flint Wood, her long-term partner and father of their children, son of Mr & Mrs Derek Flint Wood. UPDATED

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21 SEP 2020

INDIA HICKS IN COURT
Miss India Hicks pleaded guilty to shoplifting charge

Miss India Hicks (youngest daughter of The Lady Pamela Hicks) pleaded guilty at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court, after being charged with shoplifting from a branch of Harrods at Heathrow Airport, London

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10 JUN 2020

99th BIRTHDAY OF PRINCE PHILIP
Admiral of the Fleet HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of
Edinburgh (b.1921)

The husband of HM The Queen - HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh has celebrated privately his 99th birthday privately at Windsor Castle, Berkshire

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8 MAY 2020

WEBSITE UPDATE
A 'lockdown' Update

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, I used the time to update and 'tweek' my website.  I decided to change the fonts and added several new images, updated biographies, added new pages and had a general 'tidy up'

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27 MAR 2020

THE BIRTH OF A SON
Master Alden Peter Theodore Mountbatten Hooper

A son is born (location not known) to The Lady Alexandra Hooper (eldest daughter of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) and Mr Thomas Hooper.  The new baby is their second child and his birth was announced in "The Times" on 9th May 2020

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15 NOV 2019

NEW MOUNTBATTEN STATUE UNVEILED
50th Anniversary of The Mountbatten School, Romsey
marked by visit by The Lady Alexandra Hooper

The Lady Alexandra Hooper (eldest daughter of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) visited The Mountbatten School, Romsey to unveil a statue of MOUNTBATTEN (her great-grandfather) to mark the 50th Anniversary of the school, of which she is Patron

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8 SEP 2019

LORD IVAR MOUNTBATTEN IS 'CASTAWAY'
'Treasure Island with Bear Grylls'

Lord Ivar Mountbatten (youngest son of David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven) participated in a Channel 4 'game show' set on a remote island, hosted by former SAS soldier - Mr Edward 'Bear' Grylls, OBE, The Chief Scout

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27 AUG 2019

WEBSITE RELAUNCH
To mark the 40th Anniversary of Mountbatten's death
- a FULL Website Relaunch

On the 40th Anniversary of Mountbatten's death at Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, this website was relaunched after a FULL update

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19 JUN 2019

ROYAL ASCOT 
Countess Mountbatten of Burma in The Royal Procession (Day 1)

Penny, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (wife of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) was in the second carriage in the Royal Procession with TRH Prince & Princess Michael of Kent and Sir Mark Prescott, Bt.

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12 FEB 2019

THE BIRTH OF A SON
Master Horatio 'Dickie' Valentine Christopher Alessandro Hicks

A son is born to Mrs Ashley Hicks and Mr Ashley Hicks (only son of The Lady Pamela Hicks) who will be called 'Dickie' in honour of MOUNTBATTEN.  Mr & Mrs Hicks separated prior to the birth of the new baby, who is their second child

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14 NOV 2018

70th BIRTHDAY OF THE PRINCE OF WALES 
The Lady Alexandra Hooper attends party at The Palace

The Lady Alexandra Hooper (eldest daughter of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) accompanied by her husband, Mr Thomas Hooper, attend a party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales

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22 SEP 2018

MOUNTBATTEN/COYLE MARRIAGE
Lord Ivar Mountbatten & Mr James Coyle have married

Lord Ivar Mountbatten (youngest son of David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven) has married Mr James Coyle in a civil wedding at their home Bridwell Park, Uffculme, Devon.  Their marriage is a landmark event, being the first same-sex marriage within the extended Royal Family

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13 JUL 2018

THE CHRISTENING OF MASTER INIGO HOOPER 
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is guest of honour

Master Inigo Hooper - son of The Lady Alexandra Hooper (eldest daughter of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) and Mr Thomas Hooper, has been christened at Romsey Abbey.  Guest of honour was the child's god-father - HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh

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23 APR 2018

BABY CAMBRIDGE NAMED 'LOUIS'
HRH Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge

A son is born to TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.  The new baby is their third and youngest child and is to be named 'Louis' in tribute to MOUNTBATTEN. UPDATED

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21 JAN 2018

THE BIRTH OF A SON
Master Caspian Donald HICKS

A son is born to Mr & Mrs Ashley Hicks.  Mr Hicks is the only son of The Lady Pamela Hicks, and the new baby is their first child.  UPDATED

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21 DEC 2017

THE BIRTH OF A SON 
Master Inigo Norton Sebastian Mountbatten Hooper

A son is born (location not known) to The Lady Alexandra Hooper (eldest daughter of Norton, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma) and Mr Thomas Hooper.  The new baby is their first child

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20 NOV 2017

ROYAL PLATINUM WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh married 70yrs ago today

HM Queen Elizabeth II and her husband HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary (70yrs)

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13 JUN 2017

DEATH OF THE COUNTESS MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA
'Lady Patricia' (1924-2017) has died, aged 93yrs

Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma - informally known as 'Lady Patricia' (eldest daughter of MOUNTBATTEN) has sadly died aged 93yrs at home - 'Newhouse', Mersham, near Ashford, Kent.  She is succeeded by her eldest son Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne

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AUG 2016

KNATCHBULL/CHAING ENGAGEMENT
Miss Emma Chaing announces her engagement to The Hon. Nicholas Knatchbull

Miss Emma Chaing - known as 'Emma Stayhear' has made an announcement on social media that she is engaged to The Hon. Nicholas Knatchbull (only son and heir of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne), who is currently known as '5DN' or 'Five Dimensional Nick'

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25 JUN 2016

KNATCHBULL/HOOPER MARRIAGE
The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull & Mr Thomas Hooper
have married

The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull (eldest daughter of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne) has married Mr Thomas Hooper in the society wedding of the year at Romsey Abbey, Hampshire - with guest of honour: HM Queen Elizabeth II

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15 AUG 2015

VJ-DAY 70th ANNIVERSARY 2015
Knatchbull Family participate in the National Ceremony of Commemoration

As the Nation remembers, Patricia, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma & her son The Hon. Timothy Knatchbull participate in the National Ceremony of Commemoration at Horse Guards Parade, London

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15 JUL 2015

ROMSEY MALE VOICE CHOIR (RMVC)
The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull becomes Patron

The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull (eldest daughter of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne) is the NEW Patron of the Romsey Male Voice Choir (RMVC)

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20 MAY 2015

ROYAL VISIT TO MULLAGHMORE
TRH The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall visit
Co. Sligo

Whilst visiting The Republic of Ireland, TRH The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall visit Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo - the scene of MOUNTBATTEN's murder in August 1979

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8 APR 2014

FIRST STATE VISIT BY A PRESIDENT OF IRELAND
HE Michael D. Higgins & Mrs Higgins visits The UK

The President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) & Mrs Higgins visited The UK, the first State Visit of a President.  During their visit, they went to Westminster Abbey, London and paid their respects at the Memorial to MOUNTBATTEN

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9 JAN 2014

MOUNTBATTEN SCHOOL, ROMSEY
The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull appointed Patron

The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull (eldest daughter of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne) is the NEW Patron of the Mountbatten School, Romsey

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APR 2013

KNATCHBULL/TEDROS ENGAGEMENT
The Hon. Nicholas Knatchbull & Miss Rahel 'Raz' Tedros
announce their engagement 

The Hon. Nicholas Knatchbull (only son and heir of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne) has announced his engagement to Miss Rahel 'Raz' Tedros

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13 DEC 2012

ROMSEY DISTRICT SCOUTS
The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull appointed President

The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull (eldest daughter of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne) is the NEW President of Romsey District Scouts

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JUL 2012

KNATCHBULL/BADLEY ENGAGEMENT
The Hon. Nicholas Knatchbull & Miss Zeaphena Badley 'call off' their engagement 

After 18mths since they announced her engagement to The Hon. Nicholas Knatchbull (only son of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne), Miss Badley announced that they had decided to 'call off' their engagement

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3 DEC 2010

NEW HIGH STEWARD OF ROMSEY
Penny, Lady Brabourne appointed

Romsey Town Council appoints Penny, Lady Brabourne (wife of Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne) as NEW High Steward of Romsey

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AUG 2010

LORD & LADY BRABOURNE SEPARATE
Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne has moved out of Broadlands

The Brabournes' 30 years of marriage would appear to be over.  Norton, 8th Lord Brabourne has left Broadlands and is living on Windermere Island, in The Bahamas with another woman

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27 AUG 2009

KNATCHBULL MEMOIRS PUBLISHED
"From A Clear Blue Sky"

The memoirs of The Hon. Timothy Knatchbull (son of Patricia, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma) have been published on the 30th Anniversary of MOUNTBATTEN's death.  Timothy's twin brother - Nicholas, was killed in the same explosion that killed their grandfather

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20 NOV 2007

ROYAL DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh married 60yrs ago today

HM Queen Elizabeth II and her husband HRH The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary (60yrs).  The Royal couple re-visit Broadlands, where they spent some of their honeymoon in 1947

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