Royal family about to witness first gay wedding
By Temitope Ojo
Another member of the royal family is about to have a royal wedding.
This time it is going to be more historic than the first one.
Now Lord Ivar Mountbatten (Queen Elizabeth’s cousin) will be the first
gay royal family member to marry his partner.
Lord Mountbatten came out in 2016, being the first to do so in the
royal wedding, and announced that he was in a relationship with James
Coyle. He was previously married to a woman named Penny and they share
Penny his ex-wife will be walking him down the aisle, “It was the
girls’ idea,” she said of the new wedding details. “It makes me feel
quite emotional. I’m really very touched.”
Lord Mountbatten says he’s doing this for his partner: “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,” Lord Mountbatten said. “James hasn’t
had the stable life I have. I want to be able to give you that.”
As for the plans for the big day, James revealed that the ceremony,
taking place in the private chapel on Lord Mountbatten’s estate in
Devon, will be small and intimate, with just close friends and family
in attendance followed by a bigger reception of 120 guests.
And while there will not be traditional wedding components such as a first dance, white doves or a wedding cake, there will be cheese,
according to the pair.
Meghan Markle was the first mix-raced woman to officially join the
royal family, Bishop Michael Curry stole the show with his next level
speech, a gospel choir singing ‘Stand By Me’ and Harry’s ex-girlfriend