The fidelity of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will be called into question with the exposure of an alleged affair he had with Penelope ‘Penny’ Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
During the 73 years of marriage of the royal couple, much was said about the alleged mistresses of the Duke of Edinburgh, until now nothing had been confirmed. However, the new season of The Crown will expose a controversial relationship between him and the countess.
Who is Penelope ‘Penny’ Knatchbull, the Duke of Edinburgh’s alleged mistress?
Countess Penelope is part of the close circle of the royal family. She is so close that she was one of the few guests invited to the duke’s funeral, which was held with a reduced number of guests due to the restrictions of the covid-19 pandemic.
According to Vanity Fair magazine, Penny is the wife of the third Earl of Mountbatten of Burma, Norton Knatchbull. They were married in 1979 and the then Prince Charles was best man at the wedding.
Her kinship with the family came from the Duke’s uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was the grandfather of the Countess’s husband. The age difference between the Queen’s husband and Penny was around 30 years.
Their closeness began in the 1990s when he began teaching her to drive carriages, one of the duke’s favorite pastimes. It was also said that he comforted her after the death of their daughter, who passed away when she was 5 years old due to kidney cancer.
According to The Sun, in this next season of the series that portrays the life of the members of the British monarchy, “intimate scenes” with Penny will be exposed. Several British media report that this relationship will not be well received by royal commentators and royal fans.
The next season of the Netflix series is scheduled to premiere on November 9, one day after the two-month anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
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