Marquess of Milford Haven
|Marquessate of Milford Haven|
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Azure a Lion rampant double-queued barry of ten Argent and Gules armed and langued of the last crowned Or within a Bordure company of the second and third (Hesse); 2nd and 3rd, Argent two Pallets Sable (Battenberg); charged on the honour point with an Escutcheon of the arms of the late Princess Alice, namely: the Royal Arms differenced by a Label of three points Argent the centre point charged with a Rose Gules barbed Vert and each of the other points with an Ermine Spot Sable. The shield used to be encircled with the Royal Victorian Order, of which the 2nd Marquess was a member.
|Creation date||7 November 1917|
|Peerage||Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|First holder||Prince Louis of Battenberg|
|Present holder||George Mountbatten, 4th Marquess|
|Heir apparent||Henry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina|
|Remainder to||the 1st Marquess's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten|
Earl of Medina|
|Armorial motto||IN HONOUR BOUND|
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 2016[update], 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 nephew 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.
Marquesses of Milford Haven (1917)
- Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, 1st Earl of Medina, 1st Viscount Alderney (1854–1921)
- George Louis Victor Henry Serge Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, 2nd Earl of Medina, 2nd Viscount Alderney (1892–1938)
- David Michael Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven, 3rd Earl of Medina, 3rd Viscount Alderney (1919–1970)
- George Ivar Louis Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven, 4th Earl of Medina, 4th Viscount Alderney (b. 1961)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Henry David Louis Mountbatten, Earl of Medina (b. 1991)
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