Lord Ivar Mountbatten, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, is set to marry his partner James Coyle this summer.

It will be the first official same-sex marriage for the royal family and is joyfully being celebrated as a historic moment.

Ivar and James aren't planning a large wedding but instead are looking into a more intimate affair with about 100 family members and friends. But that's a reflection of their own desire for intimacy as opposed to any tension within the family or amongst friends.

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Meghan Markle just turned the royal family upside down in all the best ways.

Markle's welcome into the royal family marked a significant cultural and historical shift. She's an American. She's biracial. She's a divorcee. None of those things are a big deal on this side of the pond, but we're talking about the British monarchy, where tradition and formality are defined. And with Markle's marriage to Prince Harry, those definitions are changing.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's glorious wedding was one for the history books.

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In a display of fairy tale magic, the duke and duchess of Sussex said their vows in front of millions of viewers around the world. It. Was. Beautiful.  

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