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Patricia, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma

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Patricia &

John, 7th Lord Brabourne

on their wedding day

On 26th October 1946, Patricia married Sir John Knatchbull, Bt., CBE, 7th Lord Brabourne (1924-2005) at Romsey Abbey (near the family home of Broadlands). Both King George VI (1895(1936-1952) and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900-2002) attended, with Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ), her sister Princess Margaret (later Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon) (1930-2002) and Princess Alexandra of Kent (now Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy) (b.1936) who acted as bridesmaids.

Upon her marriage, Patricia became Lady Brabourne.  As a daughter of a Viscount, she obtained the courtesy prefix of “The Honourable”,  but when she married a Baron - she obtained her husband's precedence (which was higher than that of a viscount's daughter).  When she succeeded her father’s Earldom in 1979, her peerage was higher than that of her husband's - and therefore was entitled to enjoy the higher title and precedence of a Countess in her own right.

The wedding of Patricia Mountbatten

& John, 7th Lord Brabourne

Patricia and John, Lord Brabourne had the following children -

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