Hicks, who is also the author of India Remembered: A Personal Account of the Mountbattens During the Transfer of Power , is an experienced memoirist who lived through some of the most significant events of twentieth century British history. As the description of the circumstances surrounding her birth demonstrates, she has an eye for entertaining and insightful details. Also present were the constant reminders of the Hesse-Darmstadt siblings murdered during the Russian Revolution. When Prince Philip of Greece married the future Queen Elizabeth II in , Hicks was an important participant in the wedding and the subsequent world tours undertaken by the young royal couple.
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She had a close relationship with her father and developed a strong admiration for her mother. The Mountbattens maintained a strong union even as they pursued relationships outside their marriage and Hicks expresses gratitude that they remained together as family through all their personal challenges.
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Daughter of Empire by Pamela Hicks: review
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