In 1917, most members of the Battenberg family in Britain changed their name to “Mountbatten,” an Anglicized version of Battenberg, due to anti-German feeling in Britain because of World War I.
Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname of some of the descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Mountbatten-Windsor differs from the official name of the British Royal Family or Royal House, which remains Windsor. Among those belonging to the Mountbatten-Windsor grouping are Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and his son, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
What this means, in the realm of Grigori Rasputin’s prediction about Britain, is that both Prince Charles and Prince William are Battenbergs.
Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, told her authorized biographer, James Blair Lovell, that “Father Gregory” (Rasputin) was “a saint.” The purported Anastasia spoke always of Rasputin in reverential tones.
Lovell remained convinced throughout the final years of his life that Anna Anderson was indeed the Grand Duchess Anastasia. When Lovell describes his private conversations with the woman, he always calls her Anastasia, not Anna. In the mid-1970s Anastasia told Lovell that Queen Elizabeth II is “the last sovereign of England, but one.”
“What do you mean?” asked the startled Lovell.
“This I know from Father Gregory,” she replied. “It was he who told that when a Battenberg becomes king of England, all is at the end.”