Prince Phillip’s best friend, Countess Mount Batten, attends a funeral on behalf of her sick husband

Countess Mount Batten arrives for Prince Phillip's funeral in Windsor-AFP

Countess Mount Batten arrives for Prince Phillip’s funeral in Windsor-AFP

She was known as “and again” because they became so intimate in nearly 30 years of friendship that her name was always on the guest list of Prince Edinburgh.

Therefore, the Countess of Mountbatten in Burma 30 strong congregations for Prince Phillip’s funeral, Carefully selected by the Queen.

The three 68-year-old mothers, also known as Penny Natchbull, Lady Romsey and Lady Brabourne, were partners in the Duke’s Combined Driving competition and one of his closest best friends.

However, on Saturday it was revealed that the Countess in the photo below actually represented her husband, Count Mountbatten of Burma.

Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Duke of Edinburgh-Pennsylvania

Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Duke of Edinburgh-Pennsylvania

Sir Brabourne, 73, the Duke of Cambridge’s godfather, was ill and took his daughter Alexandra Natchible to the aisle in 2016, honoring Prince Charles.

British aristocrats are former Admiral of the Navy Sir Louis Mountbatten, First Count of Burma, British Navy officer and grandson of a politician who was Prince Philip’s uncle.

Photograph of Prince Phillip's funeral and military procession

Photograph of Prince Phillip’s funeral and military procession

Prince Charles, a former governor-general of India and head of defense staff, lovingly called him Uncle Dicky when he was growing up.

The royal family Remained devastated when he was killed by an IRA bombWas planted on his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, Sligo in August 1979.

It is understood that Prince William named his youngest child Louis after him.

Prince Phillip's Funeral 2

Prince Phillip’s Funeral 2