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Irish Examiner reveals that on Saturday, Norton held a big ceremony to mark his marriage at the historic Bantry House in West Cork.
The manor house and gardens (below) overlook Bantry Bay. Norton was born in Dublin but grew up in the town. A post shared by Bantry House and Garden (@bantryhouse)Related: Graham Norton acknowledges the prejudice still faced by effeminate gay menAround 120 guests attended, with entertainment from the singer Lulu.
Drag queen and LGBTQ activist Panti Bliss acted as DJ.It’s believed that Norton and his husband may have got married before Saturday’s “blessing ceremony” with a local rector.After the Bantry House ceremony, the celebrations continued on Sunday with a further event at marquees outside Norton’s holiday home in nearby Ahakista.The Examiner says the local town was awash with rumors in the days leading up to the event, especially in regards to which stars might turn up.
However, the event itself “was carried out with low-key military precision.”One local told Cork Beo, “We knew Bantry House was closed for a private event, it was pretty common knowledge that it was a party for Graham and that it was to do with his marriage.“We were hearing all sorts of names, Lady Gaga, Elton John was supposed to be singing, we’ve not seen any of them but there’s been a big buzz around Bantry.”Norton, who has made a name for himself in recent years as an author, as well as a TV and radio host, has not commented on the reports.Norton has had several boyfriends over the years, including a romance with Drag Race queen Kristian Seeber (Tina Burner).