Milford Haven

Milford Haven

Milford Haven, Welsh Aberdaugleddau, town (1981 pop. 13,883), Pembrokeshire, SW Wales. It is a seaport on the northern side of the estuary called Milford Haven. The bay forms a natural harbor that can handle large oil and liquified natural gas tankers, making the town a key oil and gas port and refining center. Other imports are cattle, food, and fertilizer. From early times the town was a point for trade with Ireland. Henry II invaded Ireland from Milford Haven in 1172; Henry Tudor (who became Henry VII) landed there from France in 1485.
The title Marquess of Milford Haven was created in 1917 for Prince Louis of Battenberg, the former First Sea Lord, and a relation to the British Royal family, who amidst the anti-German sentiments of World War I abandoned the use of his German surname and titles and adopted the surname Mountbatten, an anglicized version of the surname Battenberg. The 1st Marquess's younger son was created Earl Mountbatten of Burma in 1947.

The Marquessate was created along with the subsidiary titles Earl of Medina and Viscount Alderney.

Marquesses of Milford Haven

Lord Milford Haven's heir apparent is his son Henry Mountbatten, Earl of Medina (b. 1991).

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