David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
From 1952, David was involved in a long-term relationship with the Hungarian film actress Eva Bartok (1927-1998) - who had an affair with American singer/actor Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) and was later married to German film actor Curt Jürgens (1915-1982). For a while, Bartok was in every magazine or newspaper holding a glass of champagne in one hand with David by her side - from Monte Carlo, Capri to fashionable society events in London and their high profile relationship caused a scandal. Romaine, Marchioness of Milford Haven cited Bartok in her divorce petition.
David & Miss Janet Bryce
(now Marchioness of Milford Haven) on their wedding day
David with Eva Bartok
On 17th November 1960, David married for the second time at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Frognal, Hampstead, London - Miss Janet Mercedes Bryce (b.1937), born in Hamilton, Bermuda, she was the daughter of Major Francis 'Frank'
Bryce, OBE (1876-1951) and Miss Gladys Mosley (1905-1992). The wedding reception was held at Claridge's Hotel, London and the newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Jamaica.
A short film by British Movietone about the wedding of
David, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven & Miss Janet Bryce
An official group photograph
following the wedding of David & Janet
David and Janet had 2 children -
George Ivar Louis Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven born 6th June 1961 - who succeeded as 4th Marquess etc upon the death of his father in 1970
Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten born 9th March 1963
David suffered a heart attack whist at Liverpool Street Station, London, he collapsed and subsequently died at The Royal Hospital of St Bartholomew's (known simply as 'Barts') on 14th April 1970, aged 50yrs. He was succeeded by his eldest son - George, Earl of Medina (who was then just 8yrs old). David's ashes were buried within the Battenberg Chapel at St Mildred's Church, Whippingham on the Isle of Wight.