After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, two more important royal weddings will take place this year. Before Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank on October 12, another member of the royal family will tie the knot, and make history in the process.
The Queen's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, will become the first person in the extended royal family to enter into a same-sex marriage. Lord Ivar is set to marry his longterm partner, James Coyle, and will be given away by his ex-wife, Penny, with whom he has three daughters.
Speaking to the Daily Mail about the forthcoming nuptials, Lord Ivar revealed,
"I really wanted to do it for James. He hasn't been married. For me, what's interesting is I don't need to get married because I've been there, done that and have my wonderful children; but I'm pushing it because I think it's important for him. James hasn't had the stable life I have. I want to be able to give you that."
The wedding is due to take place later this summer in the private chapel on Lord Ivar's country estate in Devon.
The Queen's cousin also revealed to the Daily Mail that all three of his daughters are excited about the upcoming wedding. He said:
"When I mentioned it to our eldest daughter, Ella, she said, 'Oh Pap, it's not a big deal. It's so normal nowadays'. Of course that generation, they're completely cool about the concept of this... We'll be pronounced partners in marriage, but the ceremony itself will be very small. It's just for the girls and close family and friends."