Queen's Cousin to Become First in Royal Family to Have Gay Wedding

Lawrence Kim
June 19, 2018

Now, the royals will celebrate the first same-sex marriage to happen in their family.

Later this northern summer the Queen's third cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten will Wednesday his "gorgeous beast" partner James Coyle in a "very small" ceremony at a country chapel on his Devon estate.

James Coyle, front, met Lord Ivar at a ski resort in Switzerland. They have three daughters: Ella, 22; Alix, 20; and Luli, 15. "I'm really very touched", Penny said of the honour.

Mountbatten also toldthe Daily Mail that he had told his wife he was bisexual when they got married.

Following their divorce 8 years ago, the former couple are still friends with Penny even scheduled to give her ex-husband away when he marries James in the private chapel on his magnificent country estate in Devon.

"It was the girls' idea", Penny said.

"Everyone else - about 120 friends - will arrive for the party afterwards". Is that bad parenting?

While attempting to refrain from a ceremony with the scale and media coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's, the couple does insist that they plan on having a reception following the wedding, but with an attempt to limit traditional cliches associated with events such as that. Their diaries are arranged months in advance and they're not around, but they adore James.

They say their daughters have embraced the "marriage", which has the blessings of their extended family, including Prince Edward.

"I married Ivar with a completely open heart and an open mind about sexuality". "She said, 'Oh Pap, it's not a big deal". "I didn't have any fears about it because I loved him".

History is about to be made with yet another Royal Wedding!

Ivar added: "We really are a amusing threesome", though, just in case it needed clarification, "not in that way". But since he's come out and gone public with his relationship with James, Penny said he's a changed man.

"Penny accepted me for who I was, so perhaps I relaxed and felt I could explore that part of me as our marriage matured", he told the Daily Mail. "He probably wasn't even aware that by keeping his sexuality a secret it was really quite tormenting him", she said. "Now it's 'out, ' he's a completely different person".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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