Countess Mountbatten of Burma with Prince Charles in 2005. She was injured in an IRA blast off the coast of Co Sligo in 1979 that killed her father, the Earl Mountbatten. File photograph: Getty Images

Countess Mountbatten of Burma has died at the age of 93. The countess’s father Earl Mountbatten, her 14-year-old son Nicholas Knatchbull and her mo(...)

‘One can also only imagine how much it took for Prince Charles on Tuesday to shake the hand of the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who was such a significant figure in the leadership of the organisation which had killed his beloved Mountbatten.’ Photograph: Adam Gerrard/ WPA Pool/Getty Images

On the night that Lord Mountbatten was killed by an IRA bomb in Mullaghmore in August 1979, Prince Charles wrote in his journal: “Life will never be t(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his partner Camilla Parker-Bowles will visit Mullaghmore harbour, where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten died in an IRA bombing almost 36 years ago. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles begin their four-day trip to Ireland on Tuesday with a visit to NUI Galway’s (N(...)