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Mountbatten, 3rd Earl
Arms: quarterly:
1st Azure, three cross-crosslets fitchy between two bendlets Or.
( for Knatchbull of the Barons Brabourne )
2nd: Argent two pallets Sable; ( for Battenberg )
3rd: Azure a lion rampant queue fourché barry Argent and Gules within a bordure compony Argent and Gules; ( for Hesse )
4th: quarter, a Grand Quarter:
1st and 4th : Gules three lions passant gardant in pale Or, (for England)
2nd : Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counter flory Gules,
( for Scotland )
3rd: Azure a harp Or stringed Argent, ( for Ireland )
Overall for difference: a label of three points Argent charged on its centre point with a rose Gules and on each outer point an ermine spot Sable;
( for Princess Alice, the 3rd Earl Mountbatten’s great-great grandmother )

SOURCES, NOTES & CREDITS: Illustration for background
is from the Wikipedia Article. Biographical information is from various Wikipedia Articles. The blazon is from the Wikipedia articles and John Hamilton Gaylor.

0001 Queen Victoria

0002 3rd child Alice Maud Mary (25 Apr 1843-14 Dec 1878) of Queen Victoria Princess Alice of the United Kingdom married on 1 Jul 1862 Louis (Ludwig) IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (12 Sep 1837-3 Mar 1892)

Alice was sister to King Edward VII
and Empress Victoria of Prussia then of Germany to Emperor Frederick III

0003 Eldest Child Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie of Hesse Princess Alice of the United Kingdom was born Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, (5 Apr 1863-24 Sep 1950) later Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven married Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg (24 May 1854-11 Sep 1921) Later Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, they had four children:

NN01 Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julie Marie of Battenberg (25 Feb 1885-5 Dec 1969 ) Born Princess Alice of Battenberg married 6 Oct 1903 Prince Andrew of Greece (Andrea) 2 Feb 1882-3 Dec 1944 ) they had five children, the youngest being a son, born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, today he is Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh (10 Jun 1921- age 99 ) married Princess Elizabeth Later Queen Elizabeth II (21 Apr 1926- age 94 ) and they have four children.

Princess Alice of Battenberg was the mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II Princess Alice of Battenberg died at Buckingham Palace on 5 Dec 1969, age 84

NN02 Louise Alexandra Marie ( 13 Jul 1889-7 Mar 1965 ) Born Princess Louise of Battenberg married 3 Nov 1923 Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden later they were King and Queen of Sweden when he became King Gustaf VI Adolf.

NN03 eldest son, George 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (1892-1938)

0004 (NN04) the 2nd son, but 4th child Prince Louis of Battenberg ( 25 Jun 1900-27 Aug 1979) Born Prince Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg Later Mountbatten. Known as Lord Louis Mountbatten But amongst family and friends he was known as "Dickie" Later Admiral of the Fleet, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma married on 18 July 1922, Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley
(28 Nov 1900-21 Feb 1960)

0005 Eldest child, Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten (14 Feb 1924 – 13 Jun 2017) Later Lady Brabourne, Later 2nd Countess of Mountbatten of Burma married on 26 October 1946 she married John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne (9 November 1924 – 23 September 2005)

0006 Eldest son, Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull (8 Oct 1947- ) The Hon. Norton Knatchbull from birth until 27 Aug 1979 Then 27 Aug 1979 to 23 Sep 2005 as Lord Romsey Then 23 Sep 2005 to 13 Jun 2017 became the 8th Baron Brabourne Then on 13 Jun 2017 to present became the 3rd Earl of Mountbatten of Burma married on 20 October 1979 Penelope Meredith Eastwood (16 Apr 1953-)

0007 Eldest child, Nicholas Louis Charles Norton Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne born on (15 May 1981- age 39) the heir.

The 3rd Earl Mountbatten is a descendant of Queen Victoria, whose second daughter Princess Alice of the United Kingdom was his maternal great-great-grandmother. He is also a second cousin to Charles, Prince of Wales through his mother and Charles' father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip is also his godfather and he in turn is a godfather of Philip's grandson, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

The 3rd Earl Mountbatten was born in London as the eldest son of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma and John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne.

He was educated at the Dragon School, in Oxford and Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray, Scotland. He subsequently attended the University of Kent in southeast England.

He then followed his father into the British film industry in the 1970s, working as location manager on A Bridge Too Far and associate producer of Death on the Nile and the television serial Quatermass.

The 8th Baron Brabourne inherited the peerage of Earl Mountbatten of Burma upon the death of his mother, Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, on 13 Jun 2017. As consequence, the Barony of Brabourne, as well the Knatchbull Baronetcy, became subsidiary titles of the Earldom.

The fact of his being 8th Baron Brabourne since 2005, and the 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma since 2017 has special significance. Meaning that the Barony of Brabourne is held jointly by the current and future Earls Mountbatten of Burma descended only from male line of the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma and her husband, the 7th Baron Brabourne. Should that male line become extinct, the titles will then separate or become extinct, depending on collateral male lines existing from previous holders of the titles.

The family seat is Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire.

The artwork is an interpretation by John Hamilton Gaylor

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