AboutEarl Mountbatten of Burma was the last Governor of the Isle of Wight. He held the position from 1965 until his death in 1979. He was killed by a bomb planted by the IRA that exploded on the boat he was sailing off the coast of the Republic of Ireland.
Mountbatten's surname was changed from Battenburg in 1917 during the First World War when King George V decided to anglicise the Royal Family names. His paternal uncle was Prince Henry of Battenburg who married Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's youngest daughter. Beatrice also held the post of Island Governor.
The monument is a bronze bust on a tall tapering base. It was unveiled in 1982.
**Text & Photo courtesy of Albany Associates - www.albany-ballard.co.uk
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