Royal Family Member Comes Out as Gay, Divorces Wife and Prepares to Marry Another Man

June 19, 2018Jun 19, 2018

The Royal family has been making headlines for the past few months. The world was excited to learn of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement and the wedding that followed.

Now, there appears to be another wedding to be had this summer. It involves the first openly gay member of the Royal family.

"Lord Ivar Mountbatten, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, first made history when he announced he was gay in 2016 and became the first member of the royal family to do so. Following his announcement, Lord Mountbatten revealed he was in a relationship with James Coyle, who he will marry during the summer," reported the Independent.

In a unique twist, the groom's ex-wife is going to walk him down the aisle. Even though he is a member of the Royal family, it appears the Royals aren't going to attend his big day.

"Speaking to the Mail, Lord Mountbatten said his royal relatives know of the plans and are 'really excited for us. Sadly they can’t come to the wedding. Their diaries are arranged months in advance and they’re not around, but they adore James. Everyone adores him,'" he told the newspaper.

The Queen has been an open supporter of LGBT rights in the past.

"My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability, or sexual orientation," she said in 2017.

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