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You forget one very important connection
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you forget the link where Princess Sophie of Greece (sister of the Duke of Edinburgh and thus a niece of Mountbatten) was the mother of Prince Christoph of Hessen who married Yvonne Szapary.
So Yvonne Szapary was a great-niece-in-law of Mountbatten.
Thank you Karen, I know the genealogically closeness between the Mountbattens and the Hesse.
You referred to the link between the (extinct) Hesse-Darmstadts and the Mounbattens.
I was referring to the present Hesses, the former Hesse-Kassels, a different branch of the Hesse family.
And I know they are related via Vicky's youngest daughter Margareth, who married the Landgraf of H-Kassel.
But what I meant was if the H-Kassels and the Mountbattens maintained such a close relation, in spite of the family ties , that would justify Marie-Christinne of Kent saying that she was close to the Mountbattens via her german cousins, which we assumed could have been the Prince of Hesse who was married to M-C's cousin.
Don't know if the Hesses were that close to the Mountbattens.
Well since Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, later Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven was the mother of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Princess Alice of Greece. I would say the Mountbattens were close to the Hesses.
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