David Mountbatten, Third Marquess of Milforhaven (1919- )

Figure 1.--This photo shows the 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven with sailor-suited son at the 1922 wedding of his brother Louis, later Earl Mounbatten of Burma. The family dropped the name 'Battenberg' during World War I, because of its German connections.

David Mountbatten was only son of George Mounbatten, eldest son of Lord Louis Mounbatten (Prince Louis of Battenberg). His grand mother Was Princess Victoria Alberta of Hesse. His mother was the Russian Countess Nadejda (Nada) Torby. Tey married during World War I in 1916. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Michael and Countess Torby. Her father was quite wealthy and able to endow the newlyweds. [Vickers, p. 131.] Nada was a greatgrand daughter of Tsar Nicholas I. (Her father was the second son of the Tsar's fourth son.) We know almost nothing about him, except that he became the 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven on the death of his father.


Vickers, Hugo. Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece (St. Martin's Press: New York, 2000), 477p.


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