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1979 - Ceremonial Funeral

Following Mountbatten’s death, he was granted the rare honour of a Ceremonial Funeral - held at Westminster Abbey, London, on 5th September 1979 which was televised throughout the World, for the news of the murder of this retired old sailor affected many, not just in the United Kingdom but throughout the World.  The congregation consisted of Royalty, Service personnel, politicians and statesmen from many nations and the ceremony itself was planned with full Naval precision - by the one person who was probably upset that he would not see it - Mountbatten himself.


Mountbatten’s funeral procession through the streets of London

Mountbatten was subsequently buried and laid to rest in a private family service at Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire - not far from his beloved Broadlands.


MAY HE REST IN PEACE

AND MEMORY LIVE FOREVER

“I can’t think of a more
wonderful thanksgiving
for the life I have had than
that everyone should be
jolly at my funeral”

Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma


A BBC News Report about

Mountbatten’s funeral


Mountbatten’s grave in Romsey Abbey