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YAS: The First Ever Gay Royal Wedding Just Happened

YAS: The First Ever Gay Royal Wedding Just Happened


Lord Ivar Mountbatten (who came out publicly in 2016) married James Coyle in Devon.

As Attitude just reported, the first same-sex royal wedding occurred this weekend--a huge push forward for the British aristocracy. That's right. Lord Ivar Mountbatten (the Queen's third cousin once removed, AKA Queen Victoria's great-great grandson) married his partner James Coyle in Devon on September 22.

Apparently, Lord Mountbatten (who has three daughters) was given away by his wife Lady Penny Mountbatten after they divorced in 2011 after 17 years. He came out publicly in 2016 after meeting James at a ski resort two years prior. He also told Lady Mountbatten that he was bisexual before they wed in 1994.

"Being a Mountbatten was never the problem," he previously said of his journey to accepting his sexuality. "It was the generation into which I was born."

"When I was growing up, it was known as 'the love that dare not speak its name', but what's amazing now is how far we have all come in terms of acceptance.

No members of the core British Royal Family were there, but some, including Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex sent their congratulations.

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