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Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten Will Be 1st Royal In A Same-Sex Wedding

Source: Huffington Post

It turns out that royal wedding season is just getting started!

And while the next marriage ceremony won't be broadcast internationally on live TV, have Oprah on the guest list, or involve an iconic 16-ft long veil, it's still destined to make headlines for an awesome reason: it will be the Royal Family's first same-sex wedding.

Queen Elizabeth's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, will marry his partner, James Coyle, this summer on his country estate in Devon, U.K., according to the Daily Mail. The 55-year-old came out as gay two years ago, and his ex-wife and mother of his three children, Lady Penny Mountbatten, will give him away at the ceremony, the Daily Mail reported.

"I loved Penny when we were married, as I still do very much, and I loved our family unit," Mountbatten said. "I never thought this would happen. It's brilliant, but I never thought I'd marry a man."

Mountbatten is the Queen's third cousin once removed, according to Town and Country. Prince Edward -- the Queen's youngest son -- is godparent to Mountbatten's children, he told the Daily Mail. MORE...

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/06/18/same-sex-royal-wedding_a_23461851/



Mountbatten's wedding later this summer will mark the first-ever same-sex wedding in the extended Royal Family, according to the Daily Mail.
The timing of their announcement is particularly poignant, given that June is Pride month around the world.

The ceremony itself will be private, just for Mountbatten's daughters, their close family, and friends. But about 120 guests will arrive afterward for a party, Mountbatten's partner James Coyle, 56, told the Daily Mail.

http://www.ontopmag.com/article/44831/First_Gay_Royal_Wedding_Queen_Elizabeths_Cousin_To_Marry_Partner



*Lord Ivar Mountbatten and partner James Coyle.*

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Reply Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten Will Be 1st Royal In A Same-Sex Wedding (Original post)
appalachiablue Jun 2018 OP
RKP5637 Jun 2018 #1
wryter2000 Jun 2018 #2
elleng Jun 2018 #3
Tanuki Jun 2018 #11
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #4
samnsara Jun 2018 #5
More_Cowbell Jun 2018 #6
appalachiablue Jun 2018 #7
CTyankee Jun 2018 #8
mcar Jun 2018 #9
YOHABLO Jun 2018 #10
DavidDvorkin Jun 2018 #12

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:06 PM

1. K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:06 PM

2. So sweet

His former wife giving him away.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:06 PM

3. his ex-wife and mother of his three children, Lady Penny Mountbatten, will give him away!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 10:21 PM

11. Here is a nice picture of the three of them:

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:07 PM

4. I would actually watch that one.

Normally the concept of a Royal Wedding makes my skin crawl.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:20 PM

5. i love it!

..I watched then entire day of Harry and Meagans wedding. It was such a nice diversion from the crap going on here.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:33 PM

6. Me too!

I watched it "with" the folks on the Previously.tv forum, it was tons of fun (in case you ever have another chance to watch a royal wedding). http://forums.previously.tv/topic/70034-the-royal-wedding-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle/ (commentary started on page 2 in case you want to see what it's like). I'm pretty sure all of us would do it for this new wedding!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:47 PM

7. Love it! Keep 'em coming. And good for the Queen on LGBT issues:

Queen Elizabeth II:

(Huff Po), "The Queen has yet to comment, but has been supportive of LGBTQ rights in the U.K. in the past. In her 2017 speech to parliament, the Queen vowed to make "further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation."
And rumour has it that when she signed the Royal Assent for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, she said: "Well, who'd have thought 62 years ago when I came to the throne, I'd be signing something like this? Isn't it wonderful?"

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 05:48 PM

8. I love you, Liz. You are so cool.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 05:50 PM

9. Mazel tov!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 10:02 PM

10. Oh hell, they've all got titles. How does one become a lord?

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 10:28 PM

12. You have to choose your parents carefully.

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