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The First Ever Gay Royal Wedding Finally Happened

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Lord Ivar Mountbatten: “It was an amazing day despite the miserable British weather.”

Earlier today, Attitude reported that the first same-sex royal wedding happened this weekend. The marriage symbolizes enormous progress for affluent British society. On September 22, Queen Victoria’s great-great-grandson Lord Ivar Mountbatten (the Queen’s third cousin once removed) wedded his partner James Coyle in Devon.

Lord Mountbatten was given away by his ex-wife Lady Penny Mountbatten. The former couple divorced in 2011 after 17 years of marriage. Lord Mountbatten came out publicly in 2016 after meeting Coyle at a ski resort in 2014. Apparently, he came out as bisexual to his then-wife, Lady Mountbatten, before they married in 1994.

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“Being a Mountbatten was never the problem,” he said of his journey to accepting his bisexuality. “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.”
Although no members of the British Royal Family attended, some, including Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex conveyed their congratulations.

For more on this story, head over to Attitude.

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