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(băt`ənbûrg), German princely family, issued from the morganatic union of Alexander, a younger son of Louis II, grand duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Countess Julia von Hauke, who was created (1858) princess of Battenberg. Their oldest son, Louis (1854–1921), an admiral in the British navy, married a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. During World War I he renounced (1917) his German title and anglicized his name as Mountbatten, whereupon he was created marquess of Milford Haven. His daughter Louise married Gustavus VI, king of Sweden. Another daughter, Alice, married Prince Andrew of Greece, third son of King George I of Greece; their son Philip was created duke of EdinburghEdinburgh, Prince Philip Mountbatten, duke of
, 1921–, consort of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, b. Greece. He was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice, daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg, and a grandson of George I of Greece, great-grandson of
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 and married (1947) Princess Elizabeth of England (later Queen Elizabeth II). Louis Mountbattenwas the son of the 1st marquess of Milford Haven. The second son of Prince Alexander of Hesse-Darmstadt was (1879–86) prince of Bulgaria (see AlexanderAlexander
(Alexander of Battenberg), 1857–93, prince of Bulgaria (1879–86); second son of Prince Alexander of Hesse-Darmstadt and nephew of Alexander II of Russia.
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). A third son, Henry, married Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria of England; their daughter, Victoria, married Alfonso XIII of Spain.


See A. Hatch, The Mountbattens (1965); E. Spiro, From Battenberg to Mountbatten (1966).


A coarse type of renaissance lace made from linen braid tape and linen thread.
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But it all goes downhill when they end up at Dominic's mum's caravan eating Battenberg cake.
We're making a version of the classic Battenberg cake, which rst started appearing in the late 1800s, though it is said to have been created by royal patissiers to celebrate the 1884 wedding of Prince Louis of Battenberg to Queen Victoria's granddaughter Princess Victoria.
However, he would appear daily with flowers, biscuits, and one time he brought a Battenberg cake.
Their proportions were weird, they drove as if the chassis rails had been constructed from Battenberg cake and their manufacturers never really got the quality nailed, such that the interiors would twitter away more reliably than Stephen Fry at a consumer electronics show.
But everything goes downhill rather quickly when they end up at Dominic's mum's caravan eating Battenberg cake.
Battenberg cake is thought to have been invented by a clever soul in the royal pastry kitchens, to mark the marriage in 1884 of Princess Victoria of Hesse-Darmstadt, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, to Prince Louis of Battenberg, whose son, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, tragically lost his life to an IRA bomb in his fishing boat in Ireland.
A battenberg cake raised to the lips should taste crumbly and warm; instead, it is frozen and made from salmon.
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