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Lord Louis Mountbatten

NAME -

Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas MOUNTBATTEN,

formerly HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg


FORMAL STYLE -

Admiral of the Fleet The Rt Hon. The Earl Mountbatten of Burma,

KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, ADC(P), PC, FRS


BORN -

25th June 1900, Frogmore House, Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire, England


FATHER -

Admiral of the Fleet The Rt Hon. Sir Louis MOUNTBATTEN,

GCB, GCVO, KCMG, ADC(P), 1st Marquess of Milford Haven,

formerly HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854-1921)


MOTHER -

HGDH Princess Victoria of Hesse & By the Rhine, VA (1863-1950)


Admiral of the Fleet The Rt Hon. Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, ADC(P), FRS, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Baron Romsey was born at 6am on 25th June 1900 at Frogmore House, on the Windsor Castle estate, Berkshire, England, the youngest child and second son of Admiral of the Fleet The Rt Hon. Sir Louis Mountbatten, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, ADC(P), 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854-1921) and Princess Victoria of Hesse & By the Rhine, VA (1863-1950) – a granddaughter of Queen Victoria (1819(1837-1901).  The Battenbergs decided that Mountbatten would not be known as “Louis” - as it would be confusing having father and son with the same name, so it was initially decided that within the family he would known as “Nicky”.  However his father’s first cousin (Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1917)) was known as “Nicky” within the Royal Family, so to avoid further confusion, it was suggested that he be called “Dickie” within the Royal Family.


The baby Mountbatten

in the arms of his

great grandmother

Queen Victoria

The young baby Prince (Mountbatten) was christened on 17th July 1900 at Frogmore House, which was attended by the aged Queen-Empress (who took a personal interest in the christening of her latest godson and great-grandson). Despite her frailties and the heat of the day, the she insisted on holding the child throughout the ceremony, during which he knocked the Queen-Empress’s glasses off her nose, but she wrote in her diary that he was “a beautiful large child and behaved very well.”


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to see  a copy of

Mountbatten’s

birth certificate


Frogmore House, Windsor - birthplace of Mountbatten

Childhood - 1912