George Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven

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The Marquess of Milford Haven
Marquess of Milford Haven
Tenure14 April 1970 – present
PredecessorDavid Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
Other titlesEarl of Medina (1961–1970)
BornGeorge Ivar Louis Mountbatten
(1961-06-06) 6 June 1961 (age 60)
Spouse(s)
Sarah Georgina Walker
(m. 1989; div. 1996)

(m. 1997)
Issue
Lady Tatiana Mountbatten
Henry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina
HeirHenry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina
ParentsDavid Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
Janet Mercedes née Bryce

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.

Biography[edit]

Family[edit]

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 descendant of Catherine the Great and Alexander Pushkin. At the death of his father on 14 April 1970, he became 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. He is also a second cousin to Charles, Prince of Wales through both of their fathers.

Lord Milford Haven married firstly Sarah Georgina Walker (born London, Middlesex, 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 Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, 2 September 1960) at Coatue Point, Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, on 20 August 1997, without issue.

Career[edit]

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 E. W. Scripps in March 2006 for around £210 million ($400 million).[2]

He plays polo, and Julian Hipwood has coached his teams.[3] He won the Queen's Cup with the Broncos team in 1988 and reached the 2006 final.[4]

Arms[edit]

Coat of arms of George Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven
Coronet
A Coronet of a Marquess
Crest
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)
Escutcheon
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
Supporters
On either side a Lion double-queued and crowned all Or
Motto
In Honour Bound

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cope, Rebecca. "Lady Tatiana Mountbatten is announced as Crofton & Hall's new ambassador". Tatler.
  2. ^ "Queen's cousin makes £100m in uSwitch sale". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 17 March 2006.
  3. ^ Yolanda Carslaw, 'Who’s who among polo’s star attractions', in The Financial Times, 23 July 2010 [1]
  4. ^ Laffaye, Horace A. (28 August 2015). Profiles in Polo: The Players Who Changed the Game. McFarland. p. 94. ISBN 978-1476662732.

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