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Member of the British Royal Family comes out as gay

He has three children and was previously married.

Lord Ivar Mountbatten (back left) has come out as gay

Lord Ivar Mountbatten came out over the weekend saying he was gay, after struggling with his sexuality for many years.

He said he is now happy in a homosexual relationship with James Coyle who works for an airline.

They both met while skiing in Verbier, Switzerland.

Lord Ivar Mountbatten with his ex-wife Penny Lord Ivar Mountbatten with his ex-wife Penny

He claims he told his ex-wife before they were married about his sexuality and that she was understanding about it.  the Mail on Sunday.

He said:

"I told her I was bisexual, that my attraction went both ways."

Before adding:

"Being a Mountbatten was never the problem. 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."

I'm not convinced on the whole 'bisexual' thing, either you're gay or not. But at least its a happy ending for him.