Lord Louis Mountbatten and cousin Maria Romanov. It is said the young prince was in love with his pretty cousin and was "determined to marry her". He kept a photo of her at his bedside until his own assassination in 1979!
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (father of the current Countess). Younger son of the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (descended from Queen Victoria via her second daughter, Princess Alice).
Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma; Edwina Cynthia Annette (née Ashley), Countess Mountbatten of Burma - National Portrait Gallery
by Madame Yevonde Vivex colour print 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma was the youngest child and the second son of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, a sister of Russian Empress Alexandra.In childhood he visited the Imperial Court of Russia and became intimate with the doomed Russian Imperial Family, harbouring romantic feelings towards Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, whose photograph he kept at his bedside for the rest of his life. In 1979 was murdered by a bomb of…
LC-USZ62-138464: Casablanca Conference, January 14-24, 1943. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Vice Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, Chief of Combined Operations, take a stroll between conferences with President Roosevelt and American officers at Casablanca. Office of War Information Photograph. (2016/01/29).
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Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma was a British statesman and naval officer, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II. He was the youngest child and the second son of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. His maternal grandmother was Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, who was a daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha