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Image result for Ivar MountbattenLord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten, DL (born 9 March 1963) is a British aristocrat. He is a third cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mountbatten was born in London. He is the younger son of David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven and Janet Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (née Bryce). He is the younger brother of the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven, and a direct descendant of Catherine the Great[1] and Alexander Pushkin.[2] He is a direct descendant of Queen Victoria, who was his great-great-great grandmother, making him a third cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. He is one of the godfathers of Lady Louise Windsor (born 2003), the daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.[3]

Mountbatten was educated at Gordonstoun School, the same school as educated the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and he graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a B.A. degree.[4]

Mountbatten married Penelope Anne Vere Thompson (born 17 March 1966, Salisbury, Wiltshire), daughter of Colin Graham Thompson, of Old Manor House, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, and his wife Rosemary Vere Edwardes,[5] on 23 April 1994 in Clare, Suffolk. They divorced in 2011. They have three daughters:

  • Ella Louise Georgina Mountbatten (born 20 March 1996).
  • Alexandra Nada Victoria Mountbatten (born 8 May 1998).
  • Louise Xenia Rose Mountbatten (born 30 July 2002).
  • Ivar and his wife separated in September 2010 and their home, Bridwell Park, Uffculme, Devon was originally put up for sale. The couple divorced in November 2011. In January 2015, Ivar converted Bridwell into an exclusive use wedding venue, and for corporate functions and business events.

    In September 2016, Mountbatten 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.[6][7]

    Although Mountbatten is not a member of the royal family, he is the first member of the monarch's extended family to openly participate in a same-sex relationship.[8]


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    6. Oliver, Sarah (17 September 2016). "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. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
    7. Harley, Sarah (17 September 2016). "Queen's cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten has spoken of his decision to come out as gay after finding love". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
    8. Beresford, Meka. "The first person in the royal family has just come out as gay". Retrieved 22 September 2017.