Lord Mounbatten and Lady Mountbatten

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The second Countess Mountbatten of Burma was the great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria

Countess Patricia Mountbatten was the eldest daughter of Prince Charles' great-uncle, Louis Mountbatten. Born in 1924, Patricia survived an IRA attack that saw her son, mother in law, and father killed.

The Countess lived a long life, passing away in 2017 at the age of 93. She lived in New house with her husband John Knatchbull, seventh Baron Brabourne.

Her funeral was attended by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, as well as Prince Charles, who was her godson.

Earlier this week, it was announced that more than 400 of the Countess's possessions will be going up for sale and auctioned off to the highest bidder. The possessions are believed to amount to over 1.5 million pounds worth of goods.

Sotheby's is the name of the auction house that will be auctioning off these items. and the auction will be held in London on the 24th March.

Speaking about the auction, Sotheby's said ''The sale will open the door on the history of the family through the art and objects that they lived with, crossing the paths of the twentieth century’s leading figures along the way. Many items were inherited from her ancestors and share connections with India, a place that was very special to the family.”

Some of the objects on auction in London include a pair of gold and enamel elephants, made in Jaipur and given by Louis Mountbatten to his wife as a present to mark their 24th wedding anniversary in 1946. 

As well as this, a diamond set and enamelled gold bracelet made in India, that once belonged to Queen Victoria herself and was handed down through the family, along with an India-inspired set of jewels belonging to the last Viceroy’s wife.

Sotheby's released a statement that said “Lady Mountbatten’s residence, Newhouse, was a private place for entertaining only the closest of family and friends, capturing all the magic of a stately home on an intimate scale. Through her belongings, many passed down from members of the extended family over the years, collectors have the chance to see the story of the 20th century unfold and acquire evocative vestiges of a glittering way of life.”