Queen's Cousin to Become First in Royal Family to Have Gay Wedding

History is about to be made with yet another Royal Wedding!

Later this northern summer the Queen's third cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten will Wednesday his "gorgeous beast" partner James Coyle in a "very small" ceremony at a country chapel on his Devon estate.

The small service will take place at a private church in Devon, England, only to be physically attended by Mountbatten's former wife, Penny, their three children, Ella, Alix, and Luli, as well as a select small circle of close friends and other non-immediate family members. The couple had three daughters, who are now 15, 20, and 22 years old. But now that he and Penny are divorced and he's found a man to love, all is well, and his ex wife will even walk him down the aisle.

She said the arrangement was her daughters' idea, and "not at all" odd. "We'll be pronounced partners in marriage, but the ceremony itself will be very small", revealed Ivar. "It's just for the girls and close family and friends".

Most importantly, he has the blessing of his daughters - who asked nearly immediately upon meeting James if they would get married - and Penny.

He divorced Lady Penny eight-years-ago.

He noted, however, that their impending union has the blessing of the entire extended Royal Family. Harry and Markle vocally support the LGBT agenda, as well. "I'm really very touched", Penny said of the honour.

"Sophie (Edward's wife) and Edward know of our plans and are really excited for us", Mountbatten said. "That generation, they're completely cool about the concept of this".

"Ivar is so much more relaxed these days", Penny said. He's so much kinder ... "He probably wasn't even aware that by keeping his sexuality a secret it was really quite tormenting him".

But despite their positivity, and celebratory coverage from pop culture media such as Glamour and People Magazine, there remains an undercurrent of unrest in Mountbatten's own comments about his homosexuality.

Mountbatten publicly came out in September of 2016, telling the Daily Mail that it wasn't his royal lineage that kept him in the closet, but rather the era to which he was born. "It's brilliant, but I never thought I'd marry a man".

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