Norton Knatchbull 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Norton Born on October 8, 1947, Louis Philip Knatchbull, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma was previously known as Lord Romsey and The Lord Brabourne.

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Mountbatten was the eldest son of Patricia Knatchbull, the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, and John Knatchbull, the 7th Baron Brabourne, and was born in London.

Norton Knatchbull 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Mountbatten had his education at the Dragon School in Oxford and at Gordonstoun School in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. Following that, he enrolled in the University of Kent in the southeast of England.

In the 1970s, he joined the film industry in Britain like his father had before him, working as a location manager on A Bridge Too Far and an associate producer on Death on the Nile and the TV series Quatermass.

After his father passed away on September 23, 2005, he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Brabourne, of Brabourne in the County of Kent. In addition, he became the new Baron Knatchbull of Mersham Hatch, Kent, England. Because of his grandpa, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Louis Mountbatten, he inherited the title of Earl Mountbatten of Burma upon her passing on June 13, 2017.

He traces his lineage back to Queen Victoria through his maternal great-great-grandmother, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. And since Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was both his mother’s and Charles’s godfather, he is also a second cousin to Charles, Prince of Wales. Mountbatten is a godfather to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Philip’s grandson.

Procreation and Wedlock

Penelope Meredith Eastwood (born April 16, 1953), Mountbatten’s wife, is the daughter of self-made millionaire Reginald Wray Frank Eastwood (1912-1980) and Marian Elizabeth Hood (born 1928).

Two months after the IRA killed his grandfather, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, his brother, Nicholas Knatchbull, and his 83-year-old grandmother, Doreen Knatchbull, Baroness Brabourne, on 20 October 1979, they wed at Romsey Abbey, Romsey.

Broadlands is the name of the family’s mansion and the county in which they reside, Hampshire.

Countess Mountbatten and the Third Earl of Burma raised three children and two grandchildren:

  • Lord Brabourne, Nicholas Louis Charles Norton Knatchbull (born 15 May 1981)
  • Knatchbull, Lady Alexandra Victoria Edwina Diana, was born on December 5, 1982. On June 25, 2016, she wed Thomas Hooper, CEO of Third Space Learning. There are two kids in the family.
  • The Right Honorable Leonora Louise Marie Elizabeth Knatchbull (25 June 1986 – 22 October 1991). She passed away from kidney cancer and was laid to rest in the family’s Broadlands cemetery (for more information, visit the Leonora Children’s Cancer Fund).


Referring to the website (the “IMDb”) for information. Extracted on March 29, 2020., “CBSi.” Fetched from the Internet on March 28th, 2017.

According to the website for the British daily Metro, Prince Charles’ godson is engaged to a mermaid.

The London Gazette, page 8227, issue 44059, 21 July 1966. The Gazette.


From: Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria’s Descendants (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), p.184.

Internet Resources

Named after the Mountbatten family. To be found at the original URL on February 18, 2010 archived here.

History, culture, and local lore from County Sligo, Ireland, including information about the assassination of Lord Mountbatten at Mullaghmore. Fetched from the Internet on March 28th, 2017.

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Norton Knatchbull, the third Earl Mountbatten of Burma, has his own coat of arms.

Lord Mountbatten, Third, of Burma’s Coat of Arms.svg


In 1966, approval was given for the arms.


First, a Gules hat with an Ermine tuft and an Ermine ounce with a Sable knatchbull; Second, a plume of ostrich feathers alternating in colour between argent and sable (Mountbatten) emerging from an or ducal coronet; Third, from a ducal coronet of or, two horns barry of ten Argent and Gules, each with three linden leaves vert originating therefrom; and from the outer side of each horn, four branches barwise, each with three corresponding leaves vert dangling therefrom (Hesse)


First, Azure, in bend three Crosses-Crosslet fitchée between two Bendlets Or (Knatchbull); Second, Argent, two Pallets Sable (Mountbatten);

Third, Azure, a Lion rampant double queued barry of ten Argent and Gules, crowned Or, within a Bordure compony Gules and Argent (Hesse); Fourth, The Royal Arms differed by a Label of three-points Argent, the (Princess Alice).


There are two lions in a queue, four-cheesed and crowned in gold.


The first is “IN CRUCIFIXA GLORIA MEA” (Knatchbull), which means “My Glory is in the Cross.” The second is “IN HONOUR BOUND,” which means “I am bound by honour” (Mountbatten).