Make It Reign: The King and His Husband

2018 has been a big year for royal weddings.

James Coyle (left) and husband Lord Ivar Mountbatten. Image via Instagram/@ivar_mountbatten.

Aside from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May nuptials, Princess Eugenie wed her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, this past Friday.

While the Queen’s grandchildren have received plenty of attention for their marriages, it’s their cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten that had a wedding unlike any other.

Last month, Mountbatten became the first member of the royal family to enter into a same-sex union when he married his partner, James Coyle, in an intimate ceremony in Devon.

Image via Instagram/@ivar_mountbatten.

Mountbatten publicly came out as gay in 2014, three years after ending his seventeen year marriage to Penny Mountbatten. The couple, who share three daughters, remained friends, and when Mountbatten married Coyle, it was Penny who walked her ex-husband down the aisle.

On this week’s episode of Make It Reign, our all-royals podcast, we discuss the monumental marriage for the royal family, and examine some of the same-sex relationships that have existed within the British monarchy as far back as the 14th Century.

From King Edward II to King James VI and his “husband”, the royals have been more accepting than you may think!

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