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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

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