12 Shocking Rules For Marrying Into The British Royal Family
Marrying into the British royal family must seem like a dream for most people, but there’s a lot more involved than most of us are aware of! For instance, there are a ton of rules and requirements that members of the royal family must adhere to and some of them are kind of ridiculous. Follow along for 12 shocking secrets for marrying into the British Royal Family:
12. Royals Need the Queen’s Permission to Marry
According to the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, senior members of the Royal Family couldn’t marry anyone who was divorced or Catholic; however, this was replaced with the Successions to the Crown Act in 2013. This new act means that only the first six in line to the throne need the Queen’s permission to marry. She granted Prince Charles permission to marry Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William permission to marry Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry permission to marry Meghan Markle.
11. Royals Can Marry Commoners – with the Queen’s Permission
Historically, royals were only permitted to marry other royals. This was why Prince Charles ended up marrying Lady Diana Spencer instead of Camilla Parker Bowles – Diana was of royal blood, whereas Camilla wasn’t. This ended up causing a whole slew of problems for the British Royal Family. Nowadays, royals can marry commoners, they just need permission from the Queen.