Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter, the Rev. Mpho A. Tutu, has married her female partner, Professor Marceline van Furth. The couple tied the knot in The Netherlands last week, in what’s been described as a small and private ceremony.
“The couple are very grateful to their families and friends for their love and support‚” said the family in a statement.
The marriage is expected to be further celebrated in Cape Town in May. The Rev. Tutu is the Executive Director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and is an experienced preacher, teacher and public speaker. Van Furth is a professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam.