I had not planned to do another post on Grania Mary O'Malley, as the evidence against her is overwhelming. She is the daughter of Hamilton O'Malley and Eleanor de Pentheney O'Kelly. Grania has changed her birth date to July 31, 1946, which makes her four years older than she really is. I have obtained an official copy of her birth registration in Cannes. Grania Mary O'Malley was born on July 31, 1950 at 10 pm in Cannes La Bocca, Alpes-Maritimes, France. A birth registration is an official act. There are no birth registrations for Mountbatten or O'Malley in Cannes for July 31, 1946.
Grania has claimed that she is not related to the O'Malley-Keyes, and that she is Hamilton's only child. She claims Charles, Patrick, Dermot and Owen are Sadie's children, but not Hamilton's. However, one of Grania's three sons, Malachi uses the surname O'Malley-Keyes. On September 5, 2009, Grania attended the wedding of her nephew, Daniel O'Malley-Keyes. Daniel has also confirmed that Grania is his aunt, and the daugher of Hamilton and Sadie.
Here is the death notice for her brother, Patrick Peter O'Malley-Keyes, which was published in Bournemouth Echo.
O'MALLEY-KEYES PATRICK PETER Suddenly on 7th February 2005 in London. Son of Major Hamilton O'Malley-Keyes, dear brother of Dermot, Owen, Grania and Charles. Requiem Mass at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Douglas Road, Southbourne, on Tuesday 22nd February at 2.00 pm followed by interment in the Boscombe Cemetery at 3.00 pm. All flowers and enquiries to Harry Tomes Ltd F.D., 'Barham House', 31/33 Tower Road, Boscombe. Tel B'mouth (01202) 394340 12:00am Saturday 19th February 2005.
This listing would have been placed by a close family member. "Dear brother of Dermot, Owen, GRANIA and Charles." A Roman Catholic service. Grania O'Malley-Keyes attended a Roman Catholic school, Lewiston, in Sherbourne, Dorset. She graduated in 1968, which would have made her 18, and not 22 years old. In other words, she was born in 1950, and not 1946.
A birth registration is irrefutable and incontrovertible.
Lady Iris Mountbatten's marriage to Hamiliton O'Malley was childless. It is entirely possible that Lady Iris used O'Malley as a cover for her romance with another man. This fact was told to me by two different members of Hamilton's family. Moreover, Lady Iris was already in the United States in July 1946.
Grania O'Malley (later O'Malley-Keyes) changed her name by deed poll to Mountbatten-Carisbrooke, and then changed it again by deed poll to Mountbatten.
Hamilton O'Malley was married three times. His first two marriages to Lady Iris Mountbatten and Eleanor de Pentheny O'Kelly ended in divorce. Eleanor O'Malley-Keyes died in Dorset in 2001.
Hamilton was married for a third time in 1970 to Betty Saunders. When Hamilton died in 1989, he was survived by his wife, and his five children by his second wife.