Sir Patrick Stewart Gets Married By Sir Ian McKellen

Knighty-knight: Sirs Patrick and Ian.

Knighty-knight: Sirs Patrick and Ian.

It has been something of a busy weekend in the lives of Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, thespian knights of the realm. One marrying, the other married, but not to each other.

Yesterday Sir Patrick tied the knot with Sunny Ozell, his girlfriend of five years, in a ceremony that was officiated by Sir Ian. And because both men are such masterful users of social media platforms, there is evidence of the days events even though there have been no official photographs released to the press.

It began with this photograph, that Sir Ian put on his Facebook feed to prove his credentials as an ordained minister. A doctor of divinity, no less:

Sir Ian McKellen, minister

And then later, Sir Patrick, whose Twitter profile picture is of his head in a ball pool, made his official announcement in typically sober, dignified fashion:

FAR better than the traditional ‘kissing in a confetti blizzard’ wedding shot, isn’t it?

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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