Get ready, y’all, because another royal wedding is in the works! And much like Meghan Markle’s nuptials to Prince Harry, it will be groundbreaking. Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, is set to become the first royal in history to have a same-sex marriage.
According to Daily Mail, Lord Ivar came out as gay two years ago. Now, the father-of-three daughters— Ella, 22, Alix, 20, and Luli, 15 — has planned to start a new life with his partner, James Coyle. Fortunately, Ivar’s ex-wife, Penny, whom he married 24 years ago, is in full support of the pair’s union.
So much so, that she will be walking Lord Ivar down the aisle. "It was the girls' idea," Penny told Daily Mail. "It makes me feel quite emotional. I'm really very touched."
Penny continued that since Ivar came out, he’s become a much better version of himself. "What I don't think Ivar realizes is how much he has changed as a man since he came out. James is hugely responsible for that because he's so much fun," she said. "Ivar is so much more relaxed these days. He's so much kinder. He's become a great cook. I now call him Fanny Cradock," Penny continued. "He probably wasn't even aware that by keeping his sexuality a secret it was really quite tormenting him. Now it's out he's a completely different person. Everybody says they've never seen him happier."
Lord Ivar and James are set to be married this summer. The happy couple will tie the knot in Devon — a stunning coastal county in the southwest of England. We wish them all the health, wealth, and happiness in the world! After all, love is love.