Royal family: a cousin of Charles III will soon marry a woman

Published on January 20, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

Royal family: a cousin of Charles III will soon marry a woman

Royal family: a cousin of Charles III will soon marry a woman – ©Giddens Joe/PA Photos/ABACA

Ellen Lascelles, a cousin of King Charles III announced, on social networks, her engagement, with her partner Channtel McPherson.

This is a great first for the British royal family. The royals are about to celebrate their first same-sex wedding. Ellen Lascelles, 38, a cousin of the king Charles III and therefore little cousin of princes William and Harry, announced on social networks, his engagement with his girlfriend, the Australian Channtel MsPherson, known as “Chan”. “I always float on a cloud of love. On New Year’s Day, Channtel asked me to marry him. She turned what was an incredible year 2022 into an even more incredible year 2023, ”wrote the cousin of Charles III.

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First marriage between two women

Currently at 74e rank in the order of succession, Ellen Lascelles is the niece of David Lascelles, 8th and current Earl of Harewood, and the eldest daughter of David’s youngest brother, Jeremy Lascelles. The 38-year-old is therefore the great-granddaughter of Mary, the Princess Royal, only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. According to ” DailyMail », Ellen Lascelles is of a playful character. She has also described herself as a “free spirit” and “full-time dreamer”, but also as a “sun-seeking vegan queen”. She is also the mother of two children, a 6-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter.

Things are therefore changing within the royal family. While this is the first royal wedding between two women, it won’t be the first same-sex union. The forerunner being Lord Ivar Mountbatten, great-nephew of Lord (“Dickie”) Mountbatten. In 2018, seven years after divorcing Penny Thompson, with whom he has three daughters, Ivar married James Coyle, an airline cabin manager from Glasgow. In 2016, he was the first royal to come out. He had notably declared: “I fought against my sexuality, and in a certain way, I still do; it’s been a real journey to get here. ” In 2013, Elizabeth II gave her blessing to gay marriage by signing the law on marriage for all.