First Same-Sex Royal Family Marriage


Lord Ivar Mountbatten, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, married James Coyle on Saturday. It’s the first ever same-sex marriage in the extended royal family — and I think it’s safe to say we’re way more excited about it than Mountbatten’s dog, Rosie. The wedding took place in a private chapel at his family home in Bridwell Park, Devon, according to Pink News. There were just 60 guests, including Ivar’s three daughters — all of whom were urged to donate to Regain, a charity set up to support tetraplegics to live full, normal lives. No members of the royal family were present, … Continue reading First Same-Sex Royal Family Marriage

George V – The Hard King


HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, rescued the monarchy from potential disaster, and their influence persists to this day. King George V. George could not have been a more unlikely moderniser. Born and brought up in the Victorian age he was conservative to his fingertips. Yet in the face of unstoppable social change after the First World War he turned out to be a remarkable innovator, creating the House of Windsor, embracing democratic reform, and reinventing many of the royal traditions that we know today. When he celebrated his silver jubilee in 1935 the monarchy … Continue reading George V – The Hard King