On May 19th, 2018 the whole world witnessed the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It was a historic wedding for different reasons, primarily due to the fact that Meghan became the first mixed-race girl to marry into the British Royal Family.
Well, it seems that the Royal Family is now set to break traditions and make new ones as Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten has decided to marry his same-sex partner James Coyle. So the world will witness the first ever Gay marriage in the British Royal Family, this summer.
In 2016 Mountbatten was the first royal family member to reveal that he is bisexual. He announced that he was dating his boyfriend Coyle.
Before Coyle, Mountbatten was married to Lady Penny Mountbatten.
Mountbatten said, “For me, what’s interesting is I don’t need to get married because I’ve been there, done that and have my wonderful children; but I’m pushing it because I think it’s important for him.”
Adding, “James hasn’t had the stable life I have. I want to be able to give [him] that.”
However, he also said, “I’ve lived my whole life as a heterosexual. So, all of a sudden, having a bloke around is unusual — even now. It’s brilliant but I suppose in an ideal world I would prefer to have a wife because that has always been the norm.”
Mountbatten’s ex-wife Penny will walk him down the aisle at the wedding ceremony. She said, “It was the girls’ idea. It makes me feel quite emotional. I’m really very touched.”
She also informed that his ex-husband has changed with time. Saying, “James is hugely responsible for that because he’s so much fun. Ivar is so much more relaxed these days. He’s so much kinder.”
Coyle said, “It’s a very modern marriage. There was no proposal, just an acceptance of this great love. He cares. I care. The girls are very accepting. Three years ago they were saying: ‘Wow. Are you guys going to get married?”
So the gay royal couple is preparing for a unique ceremony where they might swap the cake for cheese.