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Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India, was born at 32 Bruton Street, London, on 28 November 1901, the elder of the two daughters of Wilfrid William Ashley, ...


Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960) by Madame Yevonde, 1940 © Yevonde Portrait Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London