The Royal Family is about to have its first gay wedding


The Queen's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, will marry his partner this summer.

2018 seems like the year the royal family is ushering itself into the modern era. This year, of course, Harry married Megan the family's first person of colour, and during the summer the family will have their first gay marriage.

The Queen's cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten is the first bisexual member in the family, whom come out in 2016. 

Lord Ivar 55, and his fiancé James Coyle 56 have received blessings from their families and will wed in a private chapel in Devon.

We think it is very sweet that his ex-wife, Penny will give him away after their three daughters insisted.

Penny told the Daily Mail “it was the girls’ idea and that she was quite emotional as she was “very touched” by the decision.

Lord Ivar and his ex-wife Penny, with their three daughters.
Photo credit: Daily Mail

 Lord Ivar (right) with his ex-wife Penny, and his fiance James Coyle. Photo credit: Daily Mail

Lord Ivar (right) with his ex-wife Penny, and his fiance James Coyle. Photo credit: Daily Mail

 


Same-sex marriages have been performed and recognised by England, Scotland, Wales and South of Ireland since July 2013.  

As usual, Northern Ireland is rather behind and doesn't recognise same-sex unions, and considering the country is known to be quite conservative it may be quite a while before there is any change of direction.

Since it seems every day we are inundated with terrible and disheartening news, the royal family has been good news amongst the bad this year, and I don't think anyone could have predicted this family would ever embrace a gay wedding, but alas this is 2018.

We wonder if the Queen will be there?


Words by Faye Couros


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