10 Most Famous Royal Gays In The History: Lord Ivar Mountbatten, Anne Of Great Britain + 8 More

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There were a lot of gay people in Royal Families throughout the history. Some of them were open about their sexuality, some of them lived in secret.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of the famous gay people you didn’t know about.

LORD IVAR

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 When media have they finished discussing the wedding of Prince Harry with American actress Megan Markle, the is again at the center of attention. And again because of the wedding! This time 55-year-old cousin of Queen Elizabeth II Lord Ivar Mountbatten married his beloved, 56-year-old man, James Coyle. It is noteworthy that this is the first gay wedding in the .

PRINCESS ISABELLA OF BOURBON-PARMA (1741-1763)

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Princess Isabella was in love with Archduchess Maria Christina – her husband’s sister. They spend a lot of time together, in fact, people even compared them with Orpheus and Eurydice. Isabella and Christina exchanged 200 letters love letters over the few years they knew each other.

PHILIPPE I, DUKE OF ORLÉANS (1640-1701)

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Philippe I was openly gay and also enjoyed wearing women’s clothes. He had many lovers as well as two wives. His most famous affair was with Philipe de Lorraine. By the way, the historical drama Versailles focused on them.

CATHERINE THE GREAT (1729-1766)

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Catherine The Great was one of the most successful leaders but she was also famous for her sexual life. She had Ladies in Waiting whose job was to make sure that Catherine suitors won’t disappoint her.

Many enemies were afraid of her and made up many rumors such as that she took female lovers and died whilst having sex with a horse.

ANNE OF GREAT BRITAIN (1655-1714)

Source: Historic UK

Most likely Anne was bisexual. She had an affair with Sarah Churchill, the wife of the Duke of Marlborough. They were very different, Anne was plain and reserved and Sarah was pretty and assertive. They disagreed on many things, which was the reason for their break up.

GALBA (3BC-69AD)

Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Roman Emperor was known to be “more inclined to males, and then none but the hard bodied and those past their prime” when it came to “sexual matters.”

And this is the only case in Roman history when a powerful and famous individual male is stated as homosexual.

CHARLES I OF WÜRTTEMBERG (1823-1891)

Source: Wikipedia

The most notorious affair of King of Württemberg was with the American Charles Woodcock. There was a time when the couple appeared in public dressed in the same clothes.

After this, in 1881 Baron von Jackson was asked to join the household as a “confidential friend and companion.”

Al-Hakam II (961AD-976)

Source: Al Arabiya English

Al-Hakam II was the openly Muslim homosexual ruler of Al-Andalus. He even had a male harem and was not afraid to take it with him everywhere he went during his reign. And his son Hisham II did the same.

RICHARD I OF ENGLAND, THE LIONHEART (1189-1199)

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Without a doubt, Richard I is one of England’s most iconic kings. Roger of Hovden, a chronicler who knew Richard personally, wrote that when Richard I allied with Philip II of France he “ate every day at the same table and from the same dish, and at night their beds did not separate them.”

LUDWIG II OF BAVARIA (1845-1866)

Source: The Wagnerian

Ludwig II had strong homosexual desires and this is proven by his diary, numerous private letters, and other personal documents. He struggled all his life trying to get rid of these desires and stay true to his Roman Catholic faith. Ludwig never had any mistresses that we know of and had never married.

What do you think about it? Were you surprised?


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