The Assassination of Lord Mountbatten

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Louis Mountbatten, the 1st Earl of Burma, by the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which occurred on 27 August 1979. Lord Mountbatten was Prince Philip’s maternal uncle, Queen Elizabeth’s second cousin once removed, and was Prince Charles’ honorary godfather. He was a British Royal Navy officer…

Christmas & New Year Royal Viewing on Australian Television

Get ready for some right royal TV viewing in Australia during the Christmas-New Year break. We’ve found some royal viewing on television during the holiday break, including the Queen’s Christmas Message. All programmes are subject to change so please check your TV guides in your area in case of any last-minute schedule changes. Saturday, 23…

Louis Mountbatten: 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India

British naval officer Lord Louis Mountbatten accepted the Japanese surrender during World War II. He was the last Viceroy of India, and also a mentor to Prince Charles. Mountbatten, known as “Dickie” to family and friends, was born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas on 25 June 1900 at Frogmore House, Windsor. His parents were Prince…