Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma

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1924 –

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Who is Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma?

Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE MSC CD JP DL is a British peeress and former lady-in-waiting to her third cousin, Queen Elizabeth II. She is 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. She is the elder sister of Lady Pamela Hicks, and first cousin to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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.

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