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Old 09-16-2016, 12:30 AM
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Edwina did a lot of work when WWII and she put forth much effort in India while Lord Louis was Viceroy and the Independence question was raging. Edwina and Nehru, were, for a long time, the subject of rumors that they were lovers, but in fact, were close dear friends. Edwina is, for the most part, always the spouse portrayed as the one who was the adulterer, but Lord Louis himself alluded they both hopped from bed to bed with various partners. So he wasn't a true innocent, in fact, he was quite a ladies man.
Edwina's wealth certainly helped the Mountbattens as has been written, she wasn't the first wealthy bride to bail out a money poor Royal/Noble family.
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Oh Please... Edwina's fortune paid for all of them. That woman kept Lord Louis, his sister, Princess Alice, his aunt and uncle Prince Francis and Princess Anna, all with allowances.

I find it interesting that women saved these royal backsides from genteel poverty. Princess Marie Bonaparte, Princess Anastasia - the former Nancy Leeds - Edwina Mountbatten, and today Princess Marie Chantal - all with their fortunes paid for these people to live a royal life.
what has that got to do with anything? Edwina had a large fortune. iF she wanted to use it to keep herself and her husband in "royal" style what is wrong iwth that? noone was forcing her.

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Edwina did a lot of work when WWII and she put forth much effort in India while Lord Louis was Viceroy and the Independence question was raging. Edwina and Nehru, were, for a long time, the subject of rumors that they were lovers, but in fact, were close dear friends. Edwina is, for the most part, always the spouse portrayed as the one who was the adulterer, but Lord Louis himself alluded they both hopped from bed to bed with various partners. So he wasn't a true innocent, in fact, he was quite a ladies man.
Edwina's wealth certainly helped the Mountbattens as has been written, she wasn't the first wealthy bride to bail out a money poor Royal/Noble family.
that was my impression that Edwina did work during WWII and as Vicereine of India. And if she wasn't a home staying mother, she wasn't that different ot other upper class women who were busy with their social lives or with work related travel. And to modern women who - seems to me - can't spend that much time with their kids or partners becauase they are working and travelling a lot.
I think that both of them had other interests, but I imagine that they had a freindly relationship with an interest in work and in India which they shared, and if they saw other people, it was not that differnet to many upper class marriages. They "worked on the same team", even if they had other side interests...
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Lord Ivar Mountbatten - It must have been difficult to come out. Good for him.

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Well done Ivar - I can imagine that would have been an incredibly difficult thing to do. I think it's lovely that he is still friends with this ex wife. I remember the article announcing their divorce and I was really surprised but now if course it makes sense.

I'm glad he felt he could "come out" and he has been accepted by his friends. I knew he was close to Edward and Sophie as their children are all one another godchildren, so it's nice to know they accept his decision.
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The Mountbattens have certainly been an extraordinary family. Various members have had a huge impact on British national life.
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Revealed: How a quiet word from Prince Charles convinced director to make film restoring reputation of his beloved godfather Lord Mountbatten
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I missed this it seems but great read.

Ivar and James both seem very down to earth great men. I smile reading how they talk about their relationship. You get a good picture. I am happy Ivar has come out and found happiness. And that people like Edward and Sophie are fully supportive. It seems so is his brother George, from the story of George flying in to take the couple out to lunch. Do wonder how Philip may take it or the other older Mountbattens.

Nice to know Penny has been supportive. That she has become friends with James and they do holidays and such. Makes it easier for the kids.

But more important, his three daughters have been accepting and welcoming of James. Those are the only three ladies whose opinions really matter.
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