While Louis and Edwina Mountbatten would have a 38-year-long marriage, it isn’t quite right to say it was a happy union. That first six months or so though – when they traveled through Europe and the United States, meeting Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, and dining with President Warren G. Harding – was a magical time for the couple. Once they returned to England and settled into married life, things quickly went sideways. With Louis frequently at sea for long periods as a Naval officer, and Edwina living large on her huge pile of inherited money, perhaps they were destined to have an unusually promiscuous marriage.
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The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves, by Andrew Lownie (Amazon.com)
Edwina Mountbatten: A Life of Her Own, by Janet Morgan (Amazon.com)
Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma 1922: Marriage to Mountbatten (lordmountbattenofburma.com)
The Wedding of Lord Mountbatten (1922) (YouTube)
Broadlands: A house, a history, and a home (lordmountbattenofburma.com)