Irene Mountbatten, Marchioness of Carisbrooke

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The Marchioness of Carisbrooke

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Marchioness of Carisbrooke, William Bruce Ellis Ranken, c. 1930
Born(1890-07-04)4 July 1890
London, England
Died16 July 1956(1956-07-16) (aged 66)
London, England
Resting placeAshes interred at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
ChildrenLady Iris Mountbatten
Parent(s)William Denison, 2nd Earl of Londesborough
Lady Grace Fane

Irene Frances Adza Mountbatten, Marchioness of Carisbrooke, GBE, DStJ (née Denison; 4 July 1890 – 16 July 1956) was born in London, England, the daughter of William Francis Henry Denison, 2nd Earl of Londesborough, and Lady Grace Adelaide (daughter of Francis Fane, 12th Earl of Westmorland).

Marriage and issue[edit]

She married Alexander, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke, son of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, on 19 July 1917 at St. James's Palace, Chapel Royal, St. James's, London. From the day of her marriage, her married name became Mountbatten, and she was styled as the Marchioness of Carisbrooke.

Lady Irene and Alexander, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke had one child:


Irene Mountbatten, Marchioness of Carisbrooke, 1925, by Glyn Philpot

She was invested as a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) and invested as a Dame of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (DStJ). In Spain, she was invested as a Dame of the Order of Queen Maria Luisa.[1]

She succeeded Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom as President of the Frank James Memorial Hospital at East Cowes in 1946, carrying on the role until it was taken over by the National Health Service in 1948.


She died on 16 July 1956, aged 66, in London. Her ashes were interred at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight.


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  • G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, UK: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XIII, p. 262
  • L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), p. 52


  1. ^ Order of Queen Maria Luisa damehood,; accessed 2 April 2014.