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Old 08-09-2009, 05:57 PM
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Well, I think, he knows how the rest of the world lives as he lives alone in London, not financed by his parents... As far as I know.
I think the article pointed out that he still had access to money --- I would assume some type of trust. I wonder if his parents could petition the courts to withhold payments from the trust to him -- thereby, denying him money with which to finance his habit.
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I think the article pointed out that he still had access to money --- I would assume some type of trust. I wonder if his parents could petition the courts to withhold payments from the trust to him -- thereby, denying him money with which to finance his habit.
Allright, I deleted my fiances-quote as I'm not sure about it. But I think he knows "real live". Maybe he can't manage the balancing act between normal and working daylife and the life of his family... I'm not sure, but it makes me a bit sad. He really needs help IMO. But he also really needs to WANT to become clean.
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I think the article pointed out that he still had access to money --- I would assume some type of trust. I wonder if his parents could petition the courts to withhold payments from the trust to him -- thereby, denying him money with which to finance his habit.
If he has access to money then it's a controlled allowance. His father has changed his will that Nicholas doesn't inherit the family home Broadlands and the money that goes with it. He did this when Nicholas' drug problems began years back. Nicholas will inherit the title (he's currently Lord Romsey, his father is now Lord Brabourne and in line for the Montbatten title when his mother dies) but not the estate or money.

The Duke of Malborough did the same when his oldest son the Marquis of Blandford was a drug addict in the 1980s, he's since cleaned up his act and the 2 are close again, and Jamie Blandford works on the Blemheim estate.

I think this story is sad, as the last article I read about Nicholas was that his last stint in rehab had worked for him and he had been clean for a number of months. The family have sent him to rehab several times and have cut him off as well, it seems it hasn't worked.
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It is a tragedy there is not doubt about it. But as previously mentioned....Nicholas has to want to get well. Trying to stay drug free is an ever day struggle...you don't just wake up one day clean.

Also, as previously mentioned the money aspect is a problem...as it before it seems like money wasn't a problem therefore he could get continual access to drugs.
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Charles's godson on crack: Nicholas Knatchbull, heir to Mountbatten's £100m fortune, found in squalid crack den | Mail Online
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Oh well. Up to Nicholas I 'spose.
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Oh no, poor Nicky
A lost soul, I'd endeavour to say. It's incredibly unfortunate that his life (when faced with immense opportunity and a good deal of wealth) has taken the path it has, but he is accountable for it's direction, as is everyone for the decisions we make. He chose to abuse the substance once and the rest is history. Once an addict always an addict. Sad, but true.
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The Telegraph, 9. August 2009:

Killer of Lord Mountbatten enjoys freedom, 30 years on from IRA murder - Telegraph
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Thanks for the link, Dierna. The Nicholas Knatchbull we've been discussing on the thread was named for the Nicholas Knatchbull who was murdered at age 14 on that boat, along with Lord Mountbatten, the Dowager Lady Brabourne, and Paul Maxwell. He would have been the second Nicholas's uncle.

This family surely has had more than its fair share of tragedy by now...
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You're welcome, Ella Kay You're right with everything. In two weeks it is the 30th anniversary of the assasination of Lord Mountbatten, Nicholas Knatchbull, Dowager Lady Brabourne and Paul Maxwell. It must be terrible for Lady Patricia Mountbatten if she has read or heard the news about her grandson Nicholas in this weeks...
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I found this interview-video of Patricia Countess Mountbatten of Burma. Its not very current, 2002 it was taken, but I found it quite interesting because I never heard her for such a "long" time on a stretch:

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I wasn't quite sure where to put this article. It's about Lord Mountbatten's assassination, but it put me in mind of the controversy about the protection that the Duke of York wants to continue for his daughters. Prince Andrew would have been about 19 years old when Mountbatten was murdered. Who could blame a father from wanting the best protection for his daughters?Mountbatten ‘a marked man for 20 years’ - Times Online
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Few people have known such appalling family tragedy as Countess Mountbatten. She tells Elizabeth Grice how she used the experience to help others
On the calm, fine Bank Holiday Monday morning of August 27, 1979, the Mountbattens' old green fishing boat, Shadow V, was making its last lobster-pot excursion of the summer holidays.

Countess Mountbatten: 'I cried every morning for six months' - Telegraph



Thirty years after the IRA murdered Earl Mountbatten, his grandson Timothy Knatchbull yesterday told of finally finding peace and forgiveness.
Mr Knatchbull was just 14 when the Provisionals blew up his family's boat. He narrowly survived but his twin brother Nicholas was among the four killed.
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BBC World Service - News - Mountbatten's death: 30 years on
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You're a better person than I am, Timothy Knatchbull.
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His story is heart-breaking yet fascinating. What an interesting, interesting man.


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Read more: Why I've finally forgiven the IRA: Thirty years on, Mountbatten's grandson speaks | Mail Online
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Skydragon thank you so much. I feel guilty because I doubt very much that I could be so forgiving.
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Wow... I salute her and her family... What a strong sense of faith to have..compassion...and love. And how wonderful to talk about grief, a child's death, to not bottle it up inside...
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The story about Cate Blanchett playing Countess [Edwina] Mountbatten of Burma in an upcoming film "Indian Summer" has been moved to the Royal Library.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/6189639/Lord-Mountbattens-great-nephew-is-Deputy-Lieutenant-of-Devon.html
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