News 20 September 2016
Author: Alex Griffin

This is the first member of the Royal Family to come out as gay

20 September 2016

It’s 2016 and as a people, generally, we like to think we’ve come along way in terms of acceptance and equality. This has proven to be reflected in all walks of life, as a member of the Royal Family has come out as gay.

Lord Ivor Mountbatten is the first member of the British Royal Family to do so. He’s the Queen’s cousin and revealed he’s in a relationship with airline cabin service director James Coyle.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Mountbatten said, “‘Coming out’ is such a funny phrase but it’s what I suppose I did in a rather roundabout way, emerging to a place I’m happy to be.

“I have struggled with my sexuality and in some ways I still do; it has been a real journey to reach this point,” he said.

“It was the generation into which I was born. When I was growing up, it was known as ‘the love that dare not speak its name,’ but what’s amazing now is how far we have all come in terms of acceptance.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!