Patricia Mountbatten and John Knatchbull arriving for their wedding at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, England, in 1946. Photograph: Eddie Worth/Associated Press

Patricia Knatchbull, a grande dame of Britain’s titled elite, whose life embraced a fabled childhood between two world wars and deep personal tragedy (...)

Prince Charles and  the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prince Charles has paid an emotional visit to the picturesque Irish harbour village where the IRA murdered Lord Mountbatten, his beloved great uncl(...)

Mountbatten bombing: Classiebawn Castle, in Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Trish Punch/Lonely Planet/Getty

As John Maxwell sifts through a box of photographs to find some of his son Paul a postcard falls on the floor. It is a black-and-white view of Clas(...)