Why Prince Charles And Camilla Couldn't Wed At Windsor Castle?

Date March 5, 2018 17:42

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s love story can be many things, but it is not conventional. They met first in 1970, but they were only able to tie the knot 35 years later. And even being married to beautiful Princess Diana, the queen’s son never got over Camilla.


In 2005, the couple announced their engagement. They did not want to wait, so they quickly set a date and a venue. In April, the pair were expected to wed at Windsor Castle. However, they had to change their wedding plans because they were not allowed to have a civil ceremony there.


What was the reason?

It’s all about license. Earlier, civil marriages in the UK were held only in register offices. It all changed in 1994, when the new act allowed weddings to take place in other venues, such as castles. But all the applications to give a license to Windsor Castle were unsuccessful to prevent commoners’ civil marriages in it.


Instead, Camilla and Charles decided to wed at the Windsor Guildhall. Since then, many things have changed, but Windsor Castle still does not have a license to hold civil ceremonies.

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On the other hand, Prince Harry and his bride-to-be, Meghan Markle, will have their ceremony at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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