Lord Ivar Mountbatten

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Lord Ivar Mountbatten
Born Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten
(1963-03-09) 9 March 1963 (age 53)
London, England
Education Gordonstoun School
Alma mater Middlebury College
Spouse(s) Penelope Thompson
(m. 1994; div. 2011)
Children Ella Mountbatten
Alexandra Mountbatten
Louise Mountbatten
Parent(s) David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
Janet Mercedes Bryce

Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten, DL (born 9 March 1963) is the younger son of the 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven and Janet Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (formerly Janet Bryce). He is the younger brother of the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven, and a direct descendant of Catherine the Great[1] and Alexander Pushkin.[2] He is also a direct descendant of Queen Victoria, being his Great-great Grandmother.

Born in London, Lord Ivar was educated at Gordonstoun School and graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont with a B.A. degree.[3]

Lord Ivar married Penelope Anne Vere Thompson (born 17 March 1966, Salisbury, Wiltshire), daughter of Colin Thompson, of Old Manor House, Sutton Veny, Warminster, co. Wiltshire, and his wife Rosemary Vere Edwardes,[4] on 23 April 1994 in Clare, Suffolk. They divorced in 2011. They have three daughters:

  • Ella Louise Georgina Mountbatten (born 20 March 1996) - Studies Anthropology at The University of Bristol. She is Goddaughter to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, The Queen's youngest son.
  • Alexandra Nada Victoria Mountbatten (born 8 May 1998) - Attends Sherborne School for Girls. Goddaughter to The Countess of Wessex.
  • Louise Xenia Rose Mountbatten (born 30 July 2002) - Attends Sherborne School for Girls. Goddaughter of Princess Xenia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

The girls are great-great-great Granddaughters of Queen Victoria.

They live at Bridwell Park, in the village of Uffculme, Devon. Recently[when?] Ivar has converted Bridwell into an exclusive use wedding venue.

Lord Ivar is one of the godfathers of Lady Louise Windsor (born 2003), the daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife The Countess of Wessex.[5]


Lines of succession
Preceded by
Lady Tatiana Mountbatten
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Alice, daughter of Victoria
Succeeded by
Ella Mountbatten