This was the first time a member of the British royal family to publicly assumes his homosexuality
A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II assumed publicly his homosexuality. It is Ivar Mountbatten, 53.
The revelation was made in statements to the Sunday edition of the Daily Mail newspaper he adds that this was the first time a member of the British royal family to assumed his homosexuality.
The cousin of Isabel II was between 1994 and 2011, married to Penelope Thompson, who had three daughters.
According to him, he told the newspaper, Penelope had clues about the sexual orientation of ex-husband before marriage, since it told him that he was bisexual, and well-accepted revelation.
The new boyfriend Ivar Mountbatten, James Coyle, 54, is director of an airline cabin services.
The couple maintains a friendly relationship with the ex-wife of Ivar. Dine together at least three times a week, spend Christmas together and James and Penelope attend the same yoga class.