Today marks the 35 years since the assassination of The Right Honourable The Earl Mountbatten of Burma in the Republic of Ireland.
Born His Serene Highness Prince Louis of Battenberg, he was the youngest child and the second son of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. His maternal grandmother was Princess Alice of the United Kingdom who was daughter of Queen Victoria. His sister was Queen Louise of Sweden but his most known relation was with his nephew the Duke of Edinburgh, whom he had a close relationship with. Lord Mountbatten had an impeccable naval career, during the war he was Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Command and in 1947 he became the last Viceroy of India. He was the first Governor-General of the independent Dominion of India. Later on he would become the longest serving Chief of the Defence Staff in British Armed Forces history and would serve a year as the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.
He and his family were vacationing in the Republic of Ireland, against security warnings, when on the day of August 27th, 1979 Lord Mountbatten and their party went fishing in the rigged 30ft wooden boat. IRA member Thomas McMahon had slipped onto the unguarded boat the night before and attached a radio-controlled 50 pound bomb. The bomb was detonated a few hundred feet from shore. Lord Mountbatten was pulled from the water by local fishermen but died by the time they reached the shore. Three other people were killed along with Lord Mountbatten.
On September 5th, 1979, a state funeral was held for Lord Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey which was attended by the British Royal Family and members of the other reigning houses of Europe. The Prince of Wales was particularly close to Lord Mountbatten and in honor of his uncle, his son the Duke of Cambridge and grandson Prince George of Cambridge are named after him.
During his life Lord Mountbatten was one of the most popular and important members of the British Royal Family
Coronation Dress and Robe of Josephine of Sweden, 1844
Princess Grace and a tall Ingrid Bergman
Im the king of the world!….
Now, how do I get down from here?
Prince William the night before his wedding
august 2014 st tropez
Today, Prince Daniel attended a conference on business and entrepreneurship in Tyulёsande (Southern Sweden). Prince Daniel was pictured with the Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt and the general manager of the hotel Tylösand, Elizabeth Haglund.
Today, Crown Princess Victoria was at the seminar “Our Sea - Our Future” at the Embassy of Finland.
In an interview with Expressen today, Queen Silvia explained why she and Princess Madeleine took a last minute decission to not attend the Polar Music Prize yesterday. Her Majesty and her daughter Princess Madeleine decided to not attend because of Laureate…
Queen Silvia posing in her traditional clothing today.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
August 27, 1968 † Death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.
On this day, the Greek Princess deeply respected and loved not only by the British public but also by the entire Commonwealth, died at Kensington palace from a brain tumour at the age of 61. She had aroused affection and adulation, showing a devotion to her job that almost went beyond the call of duty. She made a decisive contribution to the evolution of the subtle relationship between the Royal Family and the British public. It was in keeping the magic and mystery of the monarchy alive that the Queen Mother and Prince Marina were so successful.
' She continued to uphold those tenets of duty and dignity and courage that were part of her Royal upbringing and to enhance an ideal of dynastic harmony that seemed to belong to another age. '
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia attending a ball in 1829, artist unknown.