Queen Elizabeth’s Cousin Makes History With First Same-Sex Royal Wedding


The royal family celebrate another union involving  Lord Ivar Mountbatten, cousin to Queen Elizabeth and James Coyle on Saturday, marking the royal family’s first same-sex marriage.

 And even a little rain couldn’t bring down the joyous occasion!

“Well we did it finally!” Ivar captioned a series of photos from the big day on Instagram. “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 also thanked a gospel choir and the Bristol’s Teachers Rock Choir for providing the music for the event.

In an extra-special modern twist, Ivar’s ex-wife Penny was the one to give him away, an idea she previously said that their three daughters, Ella, Alix and Luli came up with.

“Most importantly a massive thanks to my 3 gorgeous girls for being so understanding and supportive, without their support this could never have happened!” Ivar wrote.

The Queen’s cousin saved his most important dedication for last: “And finally the biggest thank you to James for being just perfect……” he wrote, adding the hashtags #wedidit, #wonderfulday and #despitetherain.

The celebration took place at a private chapel on Ivar’s country estate in Devon in front of a small group of family and friends.

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