Lord Ivar Mountbatten

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Lord Ivar Mountbatten
Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten, born 1963, is an English aristocrat and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. His grandfather, the second Marquess of Milford Haven, was the brother of Lord Mountbatten of Burma. He was educated at Gordonstoun School and Middlebury College, Vermonth, USA.

He was married in 1994 and had three daughters, but divorced in 2011.

In September 2016, Mountbatten came out as bisexual and revealed that he was in a relationship with James Coyle, an airline cabin services director whom he met while at a ski resort in Verbier, Switzerland.[1][2] Though Mountbatten is not a member of the British royal family, he is the first member of the monarch's extended family to come out.[3]


  1. Sarah Oliver, "I'm gay, says the Queen's cousin - but I'm not 100% comfortable: Royal who is godfather to Prince Edward's eldest child introduces the new man in his life (who does yoga with his ex-wife!)", Mail Online, 17 September 2016
  2. Sarah Harley, "Queen's cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten has spoken of his decision to come out as gay after finding love" The Telegraph, 17 September 2016.
  3. Meka Beresford, "The first person in the royal family has just come out as gay", Pink News, 18 September 2016.