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Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-11-2008, 08:46 PM
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That's not formal advice being tendered from The...

That's not formal advice being tendered from The Prime Minister to the Crown on a constitutional matter. It must be formally presented in that way as being the majority opinion of the Government as...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-11-2008, 08:42 PM
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I'm sure there was discussion with the courtiers...

I'm sure there was discussion with the courtiers all the time, although not necessarily between The Queen and Prince Charles. But that's the way the Household and Private Secretaries run the...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-08-2008, 09:47 PM
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Constitutionally, the Crown is compelled to...

Constitutionally, the Crown is compelled to accept the advice of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. If the Government signals opposition to The Sovereign's activities, whether personal or government...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-06-2008, 03:47 PM
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Charles and Camilla's situation is entirely...

Charles and Camilla's situation is entirely different than the one faced by Edward and Wallis in 1936. Charles is not yet King and Camilla has signaled her desire to be a Princess, and not Queen,...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 07-23-2008, 11:23 AM
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Actually, the Act of Abdication did not say...

Actually, the Act of Abdication did not say anything of the sort. It simply stated Edward was renouncing the throne for himself and his descendants.

The matter of his title and style was settled...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 07-21-2008, 08:30 PM
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Divorce was a social disgrace and unacceptable to...

Divorce was a social disgrace and unacceptable to the Church of England in 1936. It was unthinkable for a twice-divorced woman to marry The King or become a member of the royal family, never mind...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-20-2007, 11:43 AM
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She was refused entry into Westminster Abbey by...

She was refused entry into Westminster Abbey by order of The King, but he lost his battle with Parliament to strip her precedence and title as Queen Consort.
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-09-2007, 09:09 PM
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Technically, Edward was permitted to abdicate by...

Technically, Edward was permitted to abdicate by Parliament in order to marry whomever he wished. Since this represented two distinct breaches in established precedent and law (the line of succession...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-08-2007, 02:23 PM
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Wallis was unquestionably morganatic as Her Grace...

Wallis was unquestionably morganatic as Her Grace and a Duchess. She married a Prince of the UK and Royal Highness and should have automatically assumed the rank, title and precedence of her...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-08-2007, 09:24 AM
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Their staff and close friends always addressed...

Their staff and close friends always addressed her as Your Royal Highness, but this was a personal courtesy to The Duke. When he was not present, Wallis generally asked people to address her as Your...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-08-2007, 09:16 AM
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It would if their husbands remained HRH and...

It would if their husbands remained HRH and Princes of the UK. The wives of Princes of the UK take precedence as Princesses, not as the wives of peers.
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-08-2007, 09:12 AM
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Correct. A marriage to a son of the sovereign...

Correct. A marriage to a son of the sovereign means you become a Princess and Royal Highness. If The Sovereign does not create a peerage for your husband, your style is HRH The Princess X.

Wallis...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-08-2007, 12:36 AM
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She married HRH The Prince Edward, a son of the...

She married HRH The Prince Edward, a son of the Sovereign, and should have automatically become HRH The Princess Edward under the 1917 Letters Patent and British common law. The effect of the letters...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-07-2007, 11:21 PM
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Unfortunately, the letters patent of 1937 did...

Unfortunately, the letters patent of 1937 did make The Duke's marriage morganatic, since both his wife and any children were denied the right to share his rank and title.

Once that precedent was...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-06-2007, 07:02 PM
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Their titles and styles are enjoyed as a...

Their titles and styles are enjoyed as a consequence of their precedence and place, however, they can be granted or withheld by The Sovereign at any time and for any reason.

So, they may legally...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-06-2007, 06:58 PM
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Like any subject of the UK, members of the royal...

Like any subject of the UK, members of the royal family are free to enter into a civil marriage at any time without permission of The Sovereign. However, the Royal Marriages Act states they may not...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 09-02-2007, 08:08 PM
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Charles set-up trust funds for Tom and Laura...

Charles set-up trust funds for Tom and Laura before he married Camilla. This was likely done to ensure they would not have a claim on the royal estate for support of any kind in the future once...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 08-29-2007, 08:30 PM
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At the time, Camilla was deemed "unsuitable"...

At the time, Camilla was deemed "unsuitable" because she was well-known to be quite independent and "had a past", by which they meant her boyfriends and sleeping around.

She had already met and...
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