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Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

making his historic speech

at the Model Arts Centre, Sligo

In May 2015, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b.1948) - accompanied by his wife The Duchess of Cornwall (b.1947), paid an emotional visit to the scene of the murder of Mountbatten. Earlier at The Model Arts Centre in Sligo, he commented - “At the time I could not imagine how we would come to terms with the anguish of such a deep loss since, for me, Lord Mountbatten represented the grandfather I never had.” The Prince also commented “through this dreadful experience, though, I now understand in a profound way the agonies borne by so many others in these islands, of whatever faith, denomination or political tradition.”


Prince Charles,

The Prince of Wales,

The Duchess of Cornwall,

with Mr & Mrs Timothy Knatchbull

at Classiebawn Castle

Royal Visit to Mullaghmore

Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales visits the scene of Mountbatten’s murder


Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

at Mullaghmore Harbour

The Royal couple were accompanied by The Hon. Timothy Knatchbull (b.1964) and his wife and attended a peace and reconciliation prayer service in nearby Drumcliffe, and then went onto Mullaghmore.  Mr Knatchbull - who was just 14yrs old in 1979, is the son of Patricia, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma and John, 7th Lord Brabourne.  His twin brother Nicholas was killed in the same bomb explosion that killed Mountbatten. The visit was described by Mrs Mary McAleese (b.1951) a former President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) as a “pilgrimage of the heart.”


A short news film showing the speech of

Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales in Sligo