Daughter of Mountbatten who survived bomb dies at 93
The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to his "very special godmother" Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who has died at the age of 93.
Charles said the Countess played an "extremely important" part in his life and he would "miss her presence most dreadfully".
Born Patricia Mountbatten, the Countess was the Duke of Edinburgh's first cousin and was the daughter of Charles's beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten. She survived the 1979 IRA bomb that killed her father, her 14-year-old son Nicholas Knatchbull, her mother-in-law the Dowager Lady Brabourne and boat boy Paul Maxwell (15) on a boat off the coast of Co Sligo.
The Countess died peacefully at her home in Mersham, Kent, on Tuesday.
The arrangements for a funeral in London, followed by a burial service in Mersham, will be announced later.