Following Lord Ivar Mountbatten’s decision to come out, PinkNews takes some other LGBT royals.
1 Lord Ivar Mountbatten
The Queen’s cousin became the first member of the British royal family to come out as gay after revealing he is dating James Coyle.
Mountbatten is the Queen’s cousin, the great great great grandson of Queen Victoria and the great-nephew of Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
2 Emperor Ai of Han
Emperor Ai of Han was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty. He ascended the throne when he was 20 and reigned from 7 to 1 BC.
Late in his reign, he entered a relationship with court official Dong Xian, who benefited greatly from their same-sex love affair.
3 Charles I of Württemberg
Charles was King of Württemberg, from 25 June 1864 until his death in 1891.
His most notorious affair was with the American Charles Woodcock – the pair even appeared in public dressed identically.
4 Edward II of England
Edward had a controversial relationship with Piers Gaveston, with many claiming the pair were lovers.
After he was removed from the throne, he was executed by his enemies – with some legends claiming he had a red hot poker inserted up his anus due to his sexuality.
5 Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
Openly homosexual, King Louis XIV’s younger brother also enjoyed dressing in women’s clothes.
As well as two wives, he had a number of male lovers, most famously the Philipe de Lorraine. The pair recently featured in historical drama Versailles.