Their social circle included Mountbatten, the Queen and Prince Philip (then in their 20s), and the Kennedys.
He took the last name Mountbatten when he became a naturalized British citizen before marrying Elizabeth.
Britain's exit, under the viceroyalty of Lord Mountbatten, was a tremendous public relations success.
In August 1979, Lord Mountbatten and two youths were blown up on his yacht—and the IRA took credit and crowed over it.
Philip told Charles that Mountbatten was dead and it was no good “snivelling” about this fact.
(He took the last name Mountbatten when he became a naturalized British citizen before marrying Elizabeth).
In 1947, to pave the way for marriage to Elizabeth, he became a naturalized British subject, and adopted the surname Mountbatten.