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Old 06-27-2017, 12:40 PM
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Nice to see the royals turn out and The Queen always look good in all black.
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Child Bereavement was founded in 1994 by Julia Samuel who was a close friend of Diana and now George's godmother. Diana was the royal patron . His mother's involvement is a way closer tie to William than the Countness's .
For me, it wasn't the fact of who was the closest relative of William's that supported Child Bereavement UK but the fact that the support thread ran though his family in several ways. It was one of Countess Mountbatten's charities she supported.

Thanks for the correction on when the organization started and by whom though.
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:31 PM
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I see Prince Andrew is sporting a black eye at the funeral. What fight has he been in?
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I wonder why Camilla didn't accompany Charles? Is she doing engagements elsewhere?
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Did her Sister Lady Pamala Hicks attend ?
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:18 PM
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Yes - she attended with her daughter India Hicks - her picture is in the Daily Mail coverage of the funeral.

Her resemblance to the late Countess seems to become more marked as she ages?
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The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family attend the funeral of Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

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Old 06-28-2017, 01:33 AM
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Did her Sister Lady Pamala Hicks attend ?
Yes, if you scroll half way down you will find a photo of her and one of India.


The Queen attends Countess Mountbatten of Burma's funeral | Daily Mail Online

Condolences to her extended family. She was quite well loved and respected. Charles was clearly quite close.

Funerals are always sad, but for a 93 year old a little less. She has lived a long full life. And can be happy to think her reunited with her husband, her granddaughter, her dad and of course her Nicholas. Died if old age, surrounded by her loved ones, and now reunited with those she lost.
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Yikes. Rex has called Anne, "Princess Margaret", twice here. This is Daily Fail level sloppiness.
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:15 AM
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Yikes. Rex has called Anne, "Princess Margaret", twice here. This is Daily Fail level sloppiness.

Innocent mistake anyone could make

Yeah right up there with the fail. At least if Sarah, you could think they meant to say Princess Margarets daughter and part just got left out.
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These photos [from yesterday's funeral show clearly the emotion felt at the loss of this extraordinary Woman.
A woman who might easily have descended into bitterness following the murder of her Father and son, [and her own resultant permanent disability] but who instead chose to devote the remainder of her life tirelessly helping others similarly struck by tragedy.
May she rest in Peace.
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I felt so much for her, when I read her obit about how she lost her "twin" and grieved so much for him..
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