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.[1]

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 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.

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)


Arms of Marquess of Milford Haven
A Coronet of an Marquess
1st: 1st: Out of a Coronet Or two Horns barry of ten Argent and Gules issuing from each three Linden Leaves Vert and from the outer side of each horn four Branches barwise having three like Leaves pendent therefrom of the last (Hesse); 2nd: Out of a Coronet Or a Plume of four Ostrich Feathers alternately Argent and Sable (Battenberg)
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
On either side a Lion double-queued and crowned all Or
In Honour Bound