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PRINCE MAURICE OF BATTENBERG, KCVO , (Maurice Victor Donald; 3 October 1891 – 27 October 1914) was a member of the Hessian princely Battenberg family
Battenberg family
and the extended British Royal Family
British Royal Family
, the youngest grandchild of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
. He was known as Prince Maurice of Battenberg throughout his life, since he died before the British Royal Family relinquished their German titles during World War I
World War I
and the Battenbergs changed their name to Mountbatten
Mountbatten
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Later life

* 3 Titles, styles, honours and arms

* 3.1 Titles * 3.2 Honours

* 4 Gallery * 5 Ancestry * 6 References * 7 External links

EARLY LIFE

Prince Maurice was born on 3 October 1891. He was given the name Maurice after his father Prince Henry of Battenberg
Prince Henry of Battenberg
and the great-grandfather, Count Maurice von Hauke , Victor after his grandmother the Queen , and Donald in honour of Scotland, as he was born at Balmoral Castle
Balmoral Castle
. His father was Prince Henry of Battenberg
Prince Henry of Battenberg
, the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse
Hesse
and by Rhine and Julie Therese née Countess of Hauke . His mother was Princess Henry of Battenberg (née The Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom), the fifth daughter and the youngest child of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
and Albert, Prince Consort
Albert, Prince Consort
.

As he was the child of a morganatic marriage , Prince Henry of Battenberg took his style of Prince of Battenberg from his mother, Countess Julia Hauke who was created Princess of Battenberg in her own right. As such, Maurice was styled as His Serene Highness PRINCE MAURICE OF BATTENBERG from birth. In the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, he was styled His Highness PRINCE MAURICE OF BATTENBERG under a Royal Warrant passed by Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
in 1886.

The youngest of his four siblings, Maurice most resembled his father, who died when the Prince was only four, the same age his mother was when her own father died. He was his mother's favourite out of his brothers. He was educated at Lockers Park Prep School in Hertfordshire .

His elder sister Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
, married Alfonso XIII of Spain and was Queen Consort of Spain between 1906 and 1931.

LATER LIFE

Maurice attended Wellington College and was a member of Benson House. The young Prince served in World War I
World War I
as a lieutenant in the King\'s Royal Rifle Corps , and was killed in service in the Ypres
Ypres
Salient in 1914. He is buried in Ypres
Ypres
Town Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery . A memorial tablet to him and his brother Leopold is in Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral
.

TITLES, STYLES, HONOURS AND ARMS

TITLES

* His Highness Prince Maurice of Battenberg
Prince Maurice of Battenberg

* IN GERMANY : His Serene Highness Prince Maurice of Battenberg

HONOURS

* KCVO: Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Royal Victorian Order

GALLERY

*

Prince Maurice of Battenberg
Prince Maurice of Battenberg
circa 1900-1905 *

Coat of Arms of Prince Maurice of Battenberg
Prince Maurice of Battenberg
*

Grave of Prince Maurice of Battenberg
Prince Maurice of Battenberg
in Ypres
Ypres
, Belgium
Belgium
. *

Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral
, memorial to Prince Maurice and his brother Leopold

ANCESTRY

ANCESTORS OF PRINCE MAURICE OF BATTENBERG

16. Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
Hesse
and by Rhine

8. Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse
Hesse
and by Rhine

17. Landgravine Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt

4. Prince Alexander of Hesse
Hesse
and by Rhine

18. Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden

9. Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden

19. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt

2. Prince Henry of Battenberg
Prince Henry of Battenberg

20. Friedrich Carl Emanuel Hauke

10. Count John Maurice Hauke

21. Maria Salomé Schweppenhäuser

5. Countess Julia Hauke

22. Franz Leopold Lafontaine

11. Sophie Lafontaine

23. Maria Theresia von Kornély

1. PRINCE MAURICE OF BATTENBERG

24. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

12. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

25. Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf
Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf

6. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

26. Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

13. Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

27. Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

3. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom

28. George III of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom

14. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

29. Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

7. Victoria of the United Kingdom
Victoria of the United Kingdom

30. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
(= 24)

15. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

31. Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf
Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf
(= 25)

* v * t * e

Battenberg / Mountbatten
Mountbatten
family

Generations are numbered by their descent from Prince Alexander of Hesse
Hesse
and by Rhine and Julia, Princess of Battenberg

1ST GENERATION

* Princess Marie * Prince Louis * Prince Alexander * Prince Henry * Prince Francis Joseph

2ND GENERATION

* Princess Alice * Princess Louise * Prince George * Prince Louis * Prince Alexander * Princess Victoria Eugenie * Prince Leopold * Prince Maurice

3RD GENERATION

* Prince Philip * * Tatiana * David * Patricia * Pamela * Iris

4TH GENERATION

* George * Ivar

5TH GENERATION

* Tatiana * Henry * Ella * Alexandra * Louise

* son of Princess Alice of Battenberg
Princess Alice of Battenberg
and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark . Although, patrilineally a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, he renounced his Greek and Danish princely titles and took the surname Mountbatten
Mountbatten
before marrying the future Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
.

REFERENCES

* ^ "No. 25655". The London Gazette
The London Gazette
. 14 December 1886. p. 6305. * ^ "Artist celebrates old boys with exhibition". Hemel Today. Retrieved 30 July 2017. * ^ CWGC: Prince Maurice of Battenberg * ^ "No. 28505". The London Gazette
The London Gazette
(Supplement). 19 June 1911. p. 4595.

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