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Old 09-16-2016, 01:03 AM
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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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Old 09-17-2016, 05:35 PM
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Lord Ivar Mountbatten - It must have been difficult to come out. Good for him.

I'm gay, says the Queen's cousin - but I'm not 100% comfortable: Royal who is godfather to Prince Edward's eldest child introduces the new man in his life (who does yoga with his ex-wife!) | Daily Mail Online
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:16 AM
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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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Old 11-01-2016, 09:47 PM
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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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Old 01-28-2017, 11:56 PM
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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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Old 01-29-2017, 12:13 AM
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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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Old 09-28-2017, 04:59 PM
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Just started reading the book "The fabulous Mountbattens" (subtitle: The uncensored, three-decker story of Great Britain's most important family) by Alden Hatch, published in 1965 (found it at a second-hand book sale). Anyone familiar with the book and its historical accuracy? The title of course suggests a rather positive take on the lives of Prince Louis of Battenberg, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and the Duke of Edinburgh, but other than that I would welcome any outside opinions.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:27 AM
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Britain's most important family???
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:36 AM
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I would imagine that the term "Britain's most important family" is in reference to the Mountbatten involvement with the British Royal Family as the most important family and the Mountbatten influence on it.
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Penny Mountbatten the ex-wife of Lord Ivar started a new website

India Hicks celebrates her 51st birthday today!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnW4XBvB...ndiahicksstyle

After from Three years of marriage Ashley Hicks take divorce from his wife

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nant-wife.html
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:44 PM
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Seasons Greetings from Lord Mountbatten

Hello everyone,

I've just inherited this Christmas card from Lord Mountbatten when he was the last Viceroy of India.

I'm not interested in selling but was wondering if anyone knew what kind of value/interest an item like this would have. I'm aware that he was only in India for a short time so was wondering if things like this are quite rare?

Thanks in advance for any comments/advice
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:41 PM
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Article on the upcoming wedding of Lord Ivar and his partner.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...-prince-edward

Nice to see not only his kids but his ex supporting him in the ceremony.
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Article on the upcoming wedding of Lord Ivar and his partner.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...-prince-edward

Nice to see not only his kids but his ex supporting him in the ceremony.
do you think prince edward really supports his marriage? if lord ivar and prince edward are very close, he should be at his wedding right?
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:13 AM
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A nude model. A Greek prince. A top scientist: Look what became of Princess Diana's godchildren! | Daily Mail Online

Lady Alexandra Hooper, gave birth to a boy Inigo, Prince Philip is godfather. I don't know if this is the right thread or if people already know.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:44 AM
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A nude model. A Greek prince. A top scientist: Look what became of Princess Diana's godchildren! | Daily Mail Online

Lady Alexandra Hooper, gave birth to a boy Inigo, Prince Philip is godfather. I don't know if this is the right thread or if people already know.
Im sure it was announced a month or 2 ago,
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:37 PM
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It was enjoyable to see India Hicks help Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones with Diana's 25 foot long train at the 1981 Royal Wedding.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:33 AM
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After from Three years of marriage Ashley Hicks take divorce from his wife

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nant-wife.html
Oh my goodness...

https://pagesix.com/2018/09/17/princ...-close-friend/
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:50 AM
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What a cad.


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Old 09-19-2018, 09:00 AM
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Yes, he certainly is, and the 'close female friend' is also one, as I've read she was godmother to the couple's little son Caspian.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:01 PM
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Kata is hurting right now but he did a favor (albeit a brutal one). Who wants to be married to someone who lacks enough moral character to NOT cheat with an alleged friend, leave for such friend and that make light of it while you are pregnant. Not a nice person IMO.


And I agree with the sentiments...not a real friend or a real husband to be honest.
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