BRITAIN: Farewell to a National Hero

Midst mourning for Mountbatten, fear of renewed terrorism

They that go down to the sea in ships .. . these men see the works of the Lord and His wonders in the deep . .. and so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

—Psalm 107

Prince Charles, in a clear, composed voice, read the lesson, as Britain last week paid final homage to Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Admiral of the Fleet and the beloved "Uncle Dickie" to the royal family. It was a splendorous funeral that rivaled in pomp and pageantry the state...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!