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Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:03 PM

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

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.


*Lord Ivar Mountbatten and partner James Coyle.*

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