Happy news for the Queen as royal family member gets married

The Queen's cousin, Lady Tatiana Mountbatten has married Alexander Dru.

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Joy for the Queen as her cousin Lady Tatiana Mountbatten marries Alexander 'Alick' Dru in a romantic ceremony at Winchester Cathedral.

The Queen's cousin has got married in a beautiful white gown and Prince Harry's ex girlfriend is among the guests as she ties the knot with the entrepreneur.

Lady Tatiana Mountbatten has married her business startup boyfriend Alexander Dru, also known as Alick, at the weekend.

The couple, who got engaged when Alexander proposed while they were enjoying a skiing holiday in the Alps back in January, exchanged vows at Winchester Cathedral.

Lady Tatiana Mountbatten, 32, is daughter of the Marquess of Milford Haven, she is 464th in the royal line of successionand the eldest child of George Mountbatten, whose brother Lord Ivar Mountbatten is the first openly gay member of the royal family.

As the first cousin of the late Prince Philip she is therefore cousin to the Queen.

She wore a veil as she arrived at the cathedral and the full length white gown had a sash decorated with white beads. 

The couple have previously been pictured attending Royal Ascot last year.

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Alexander, 30, whose full name is Alexander Bernard Molyneux Dru is the son of Auberon Alexander Bernard Dru and Catherine Margaret Norden. 

Prince Harry's ex girlfriend Cressida Bonas was spotted as one of the guests in attendance on their special day, with her being among the first to share her congratulations when Lady Tatiana first announced her engagement on Instagram. 'Beauties" Cressida simply commented.

Cressida's husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley is Lady Tatiana's step-brother and they wed in 2020. She arrived at the venue wearing a loose-fitted pleated skirt and dark blue jacket alongside Bella Buchanan, the granddaughter of the late TV presenter Nicholas Parsons and her boyfriend Harry, Earl of Medina, who is lady Tatiana's brother.

Tatiana shares the Queen's passion for horses and once wanted to be a ski instructor but now works training dressage horses.

On her website, Tatiana admits, "All you really need to know is that I spend every day doing what I love more than anything in the world; riding horses.

"I'm a professional dressage rider based in Windsor. Here, I train a couple of my own horses and some horses which have been put in training with me by some wonderful people who have trusted me with the education and career of their horse.

"I hold monthly dressage clinics at home in West Sussex, Great Trippetts Polo Club to be more precise."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)