Funeral of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma Held at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge

  June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm by

Over 500 mourners were present at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge on Tuesday for the funeral service of the late Patricia Knatchbull, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died on June 13 aged 93.

Among them were Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (the late Countess’s first cousin), the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent with his daughter Lady Helen Taylor and her husband Tim, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, and Lady Sarah Chatto.

The royal party joined the Countess’s six surviving children and their families, including the new Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Norton Knatchbull, and his wife Penny.

During the service led by Reverend Alan Gyle, Prince Charles gave an address in which he paid tribute to his “very special godmother”.

Patricia’s wicker casket, white roses sitting atop, was carried by pallbearers from the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), a Canadian regiment the late Countess was Colonel-in-Chief of from 1974 to 2007.

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