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In the British Royal family hosted the first same-sex wedding. Second cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lord Ivar Mountbatten tied the knot with her partner James Coyle, reports the Daily Mail.
The ceremony was held on Saturday, September 22. The wedding was attended by 60 guests: relatives and friends of the newlyweds. To the altar of Mountbatten took his ex-wife penny. The couple refused many wedding traditions: the cake, they replaced for slicing your favorite cheeses instead of black suits dressed in bright velvet jackets, and guests are asked not to do gifts but to donate money to the charity Fund for the treatment of spinal injuries.
The ceremony was not attended by one of the members of the Royal family. However, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, sent Mountbatten “warmest greetings”.
The couple plans to go for honeymoon either in Greece or in Croatia closer to the end of the year.
Lord Ivar Mountbatten is the grandson of Countess Nadezhda Mikhailovna de torbi, who was the great-granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I for his father, and mother — granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin. For Lord this will be the second marriage, he lived for 16 years in a relationship with penny Mountbatten and they had three daughters, the couple divorced in 2011. In 2016, the Queen’s cousin has openly declared his homosexuality.
The man admitted penny’s bisexuality before the marriage, and she accepted it because of the great love for him. However, when Ivar started to pay attention to men, she is addicted to alcohol. Penny told me that the novel Coyle changed her former spouse for the better and he’s happier.
Mountbatten insisted on the official conclusion of the relationship, since his partner never been married. About the upcoming celebration, he announced in June.
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