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…

Royal Birthday: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, the third oldest royal in British history, celebrates his 98th birthday on Monday, 10 June 2019, which coincides with the Queen’s Official Birthday in most Australian states. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the longest-serving male. Early Life and Naval Career The youngest child and only son of…