Lady Pamela: My Mother's Extraordinary Years as Daughter to the Viceroy of India, Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen, and Wife of David Hicks

India Hicks’s affectionate tribute to her beloved mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, and her extraordinary life surrounded by dazzling people, places, houses, and history.

For years designer India Hicks has been sharing anecdotes about the life of her mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, or Lady P, as she is affectionately known. 

This new visual biography is an extraordinary chronicle of Lady Pamela’s life. Daughter of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the last viceroy of India, Lady Pamela was a first cousin to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and served as a bridesmaid and lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth II, before marrying legendary interior designer David Hicks. Sifting through her parents’ archives, India has uncovered a trove of material about her mother. This beautifully illustrated personal history includes ephemera such as letters from the Queen; images of the houses and gardens where she grew up and made her wonderfully elegant home; details of her extraordinary work during Indian independence, her marriage to David Hicks and the homes he designed for them, the assassination of her father in Ireland, and later life in the country, as well as the lessons India has learned from her mother having had a front-row seat at so many historical events.

An exemplary life, captured in beautiful images—for lovers of history, royal watchers, and all style enthusiasts.

About The Author

Humanitarian, designer, and author India Hicks has led an unexpected life. Growing up as the daughter of decorator David Hicks and goddaughter of King Charles she comes from both British and design royalty. India lives on a small island in the Caribbean where she raised her five children and now works on the fringes of fashion and the front lines of disaster relief.

  • Publish Date: September 03, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-2862-3

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