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Lord Ivar Mountbatten

Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven, and a direct descendant of Catherine the Great.[1]

Born in London, Lord Ivar was educated at Gordonstoun School and graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).[2]

Lord Ivar married Penelope Anne Vere Thompson (born 17 March 1966, Salisbury, Wiltshire), daughter of Colin Thompson, of Old Manor House, Sutton Veny, Warminster, co. Wiltshire, on 23 April 1994 in Clare, Suffolk. They divorced in 2011. They have three daughters:

  • Ella Louise Georgina Mountbatten (born 20 March 1996)
  • Alexandra Nada Victoria Mountbatten (born 8 May 1998)
  • Louise Xenia Rose Mountbatten (born 30 July 2002)

They lived at Bridwell Park, in the village of Uffculme, Devon where he became a chicken farmer.

Lord Ivar is one of the godfathers of Lady Louise Windsor (born 2003), the daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife The Countess of Wessex.[3]


  1. ^ Trump, Simon (12 September 2010). "Mountbatten marriage curse strikes again: Lord Ivar and Lady Penelope split after 16 years".  
  2. ^ "Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten". 
  3. ^ "Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten". 
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Lady Tatiana Mountbatten
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Alice, daughter of Victoria
Succeeded by
Ella Mountbatten
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