Marquess of Milford Haven

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Louis Mountbatten,
1st Marquess of Milford Haven
The coat of arms of the 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, after his appointment as GCVO

Marquess of Milford Haven is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.


The marquessate of Milford Haven was created in 1917 for Prince Louis of Battenberg, the former First Sea Lord, and a relation to the British Royal family, who amidst the anti-German sentiments of the First World War abandoned the use of his German surname and titles and adopted the surname Mountbatten, an Anglicized version of the surname Battenberg. He was at the same time made Earl of Medina and Viscount Alderney, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

As of 2014 the titles are held by his great-grandson, the fourth Marquess, who succeeded his father in 1970.


Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), was the second son of the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven.

Alexander Albert Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke (1886–1960), was a cousin of the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven.


The family lived at Lynden Manor at Holyport, Berkshire, now split into four houses. A later seat was Moyns Park in Birdbrook, Essex. The 1st and 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven are buried at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham; the 2nd Marquess is buried in Bray Cemetery, Bray, Berkshire.

The present Lord Milford Haven owns the Great Trippetts Estate in Sussex.

Marquesses of Milford Haven (1917)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Henry David Louis Mountbatten, Earl of Medina (b. 1991)