- Lord Ivar Mountbatten is Queen Elizabeth II's cousin
- He got married to his partner James Coyle recently
- It was the first ever gay wedding in the British royal family
The British royal family has broken new ground — it has had its first ever gay wedding.
Queen Elizabeth's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, tied the knot with his partner James Coyle on 22 September, indianexpress.com reports.
Lord Ivar posted several photos on Instagram to celebrate the union. He wrote, "Well we did it finally! It was an amazing day despite the miserable British weather."
He also thanked his ex-wife and three adult daughters for being understanding and supportive of his relationship with James.
The photos Lord Ivar shared on Instagram showed him and James signing their marriage certificate in what appeared to be a simple but joyous ceremony.
In a subsequent Instagram post, Lord Ivar revealed that he and James are now in sunny Brazil for their honeymoon.
The two met in 2014 and have had no qualms about having their relationship in public, Briefly.co.za learned.
However, most members of the royal family reportedly did not attend their wedding.
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