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George Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven

  (Redirected from Henry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina)

George Ivar Louis Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven (born 6 June 1961), styled Earl of Medina before 1970, is a British peer and businessman.

The Marquess of Milford Haven
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BornGeorge Ivar Louis Mountbatten
(1961-06-06) 6 June 1961 (age 58)
TitleMarquess of Milford Haven
Tenure 14 April 1970 – present
Other titlesEarl of Medina (1961–1970)
PredecessorDavid Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
HeirHenry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina
Spouse(s)
Sarah Georgina Walker
(m. 1989; div. 1996)

IssueLady Tatiana Mountbatten
Henry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina
ParentsDavid Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
Janet Mercedes née Bryce

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BiographyEdit

FamilyEdit

Lord Milford Haven is the oldest son of the 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven and Janet Mercedes Bryce, the older brother of Lord Ivar Mountbatten and a direct descendant of Catherine the Great and Alexander Pushkin. With the death of his father on 14 April 1970, he became subsequently the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven and head of the House of Mountbatten. He is in the line of succession to the British Throne through his descent from Queen Victoria's second daughter, Princess Alice.

Lord Milford Haven married firstly Sarah Georgina Walker (born London, 17 November 1961/2), former wife of Andreas Antoniou (married 1985; divorced 1987), daughter of George Alfred Walker and Jean Maureen (née Hatton), in London on 8 March 1989. The couple were divorced on 27 February 1996. They had two children:

Lord Milford Haven subsequently married Clare Husted Steel (born New York City, 2 September 1960) at Coatue Point, Nantucket, Massachusetts, on 20 August 1997.

CareerEdit

In 2000, he founded uSwitch, a website which helps consumers compare and change suppliers of various services. The company was sold to the American media firm EW Scripps in March 2006 for around £210 million ($400 million).[3]

He plays polo, and Julian Hipwood has coached his teams.[4]

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 6 June 1961 – 14 April 1970: Earl of Medina
  • 14 April 1970 – present: The Most Honourable The Marquess of Milford Haven

AncestryEdit

Lord Milford Haven is a descendant of Prince Louis of Battenberg, a German Prince related to the British Royal Family, and later the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven. Through his paternal grandmother he is also a descendant of Catherine the Great, the Russian writer Aleksandr Pushkin, and Peter the Great's African General, Abram Petrovich Gannibal.

ArmsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cope, Rebecca. "Lady Tatiana Mountbatten is announced as Crofton & Hall's new ambassador". Tatler.
  2. ^ Martin, Arthur (24 December 2012). "Spared a driving ban for speeding, £90m Mountbatten heir who 'can't afford taxis'". London: Daily Mail.
  3. ^ "Queen's cousin makes £100m in uSwitch sale". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 17 March 2006.
  4. ^ Yolanda Carslaw, 'Who’s who among polo’s star attractions', in The Financial Times, 23 July 2010 [1]

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Lines of succession
Preceded by
Pascale Harman
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Alice, daughter of Victoria
Succeeded by
Henry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Mountbatten
Marquess of Milford Haven
1970 – present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Henry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Gentlemen
The Most Honourable the Marquess of
Milford Haven
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Reading