Royal Contrast: Princess Beatrice Didn’t Need The Queen’s Permission To Get Married, Unlike William And Harry
September 27, 2019 13:40
As the monarch and head of the British Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II has the power to make or mar a marriage.
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According to the Royal Marriage Act 1772, no member of the royal family can marry without the consent of the reigning monarch.
Not only that, the consent has to be signified under the great seal, declared in council, and set out in the license and register of the marriage. Also, it must be entered in the books of the Privy Council.