02/12/2005: Finally...To Be Royally Wedded and Bedded
For a bit of British History to go along with an analysis of Prince Charles' long overdue proposal and upcoming wedding with Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles...The Times of London had this article: The Right Time : A Royal Marriage That Should Be Welcomed."
This article went on to say:
"It will need to be legally sanctioned at some point, a process that should induce a wider parliamentary interest in finally addressing some of the legal absurdities that surround the monarchy and marriage. They include provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701 (which prevent members of the Royal Family from marrying Roman Catholics without renouncing all their rights to the succession) and the Royal Marriages Act 1772 (which can, in certain circumstances, allow the head of state to veto the proposed partners of other senior royal figures). It would be far better to amend or repeal these statutes before either Prince William or Prince Harry aspires to be married."
Hip-hip-hooray for the Royals!!! (And get on with the Repealing will ya!)
Karen on 02.12.05 @ 05:19 AM CST