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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mountbatten's grandson divorcing

_. The three year marriage of a grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma is on the rocks. Ashley Louis David Hicks (born 18 July, 1963), only son of the late David Nightingale Hicks by his wife the former Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten (born 19 Apr, 1929), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma (Peerage of the UK, cr 1947), wed in September, 2015, Katalina (Kata) Sharkey de Solis [born Kathryn Anne Sharkey, 31 Dec, 1981, in Texas, daughter of Thomas William Sharkey, of Houston, Texas, by his wife the former Rosalie Solis].
It was Mr Hick's second marriage. He married firstly, in 1990,Allegra Marina Tondato, by whom he has issue. His second bride to be is described in the Daily Mail as an "American fashionista" 17 years his junior. 
Ashley Hicks is a godson of the late King of Sweden and of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Kata Hicks recently announced that she was expecting her second child. A son, Caspar Donald, was born in January this year.

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