The royal family just celebrated another wedding! Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten made history when he became the first royal to have a same-sex wedding with his now-husband James Coyle.
The newlyweds quietly tied the knot in Devon. The intimate ceremony saw them exchanging rings in front of 60 family and close friends. The guests included his 3 daughters – Ella, Alix and Luli. What about his former wife Lady Penelope Thompson, you ask? She gave him away.
According to Daily Mail, there were no royal witnesses at the private chapel but Lord Ivar said this of Prince Edward and Sophie, “Their diaries are arranged months in advance and they were not free“, adding, “but they adore James“.
In regards to the joyous occasion over the weekend, Lord Ivar shared, “Well we did it finally! It was an amazing day despite the miserable British weather. Fabulous service conducted by Trish Harrogate, chief Registrar for Devon, who set the perfect but lighthearted tone for what is a serious occasion.”
He added, “Most importantly a massive thanks to my 3 gorgeous girls for being so understanding and supportive, without their support this could never have happened! And finally the biggest thank you to James for being just perfect……”
The Queen’s cousin caused quite a stir when he came out about his sexuality in 2016. He revealed that he was aware about his bisexual status since his teens. “Penny was aware before we got married . . . that my attraction went both ways. She was understanding and I will always be grateful to her,” Lord Ivar previously said.
Congratulations to the happy couple!