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Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-08-2008, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
There's nothing that would prevent a divorced or...

There's nothing that would prevent a divorced or even remarried person taking the throne as far as I know. George I was divorced and had imprisoned his wife and was living openly with a mistress when...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-06-2008, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
I agree with at least some of this. I think that...

I agree with at least some of this. I think that while it would have probably been possible, it would for a lot of reasons been both difficult and highly unadvisable. A church wedding in Scotland...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-05-2008, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
As I said, for a number of reasons it would have...

As I said, for a number of reasons it would have been difficult for them to do it and inadvisable for them to try.

That's not the same as "it would have been impossible."

But as long as your...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 12-04-2008, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Doesn't matter how many times you ask, the answer...

Doesn't matter how many times you ask, the answer is the same. While it was theoretically possible for them to be married in the Church of England if they'd found a clergyman who was prepared to...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-26-2008, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
I don't know what's got into people lately, but...

I don't know what's got into people lately, but when a moderator asks for a derailed conversation to move on, she isn't talking about continuing the derail. I've deleted the last couple of posts...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-15-2008, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
Well, since the previous Archbishop had called...

Well, since the previous Archbishop had called for them to marry, it's entirely possible that a CofE wedding would have been on the cards, theoretically at least. Of course it's easy for Dr Carey to...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-15-2008, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
The Church of England's position on remarriage of...

The Church of England's position on remarriage of divorcees is given fairly succintly in this FAQ (Your marriage in the Church of England | Church of England...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-11-2008, 03:56 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
The Act of Settlement didn't cover civil...

The Act of Settlement didn't cover civil marriages because they didn't exist back then. It wasn't till the Marriage Act of 1836 that civil weddings were allowed, and the royal family was specifically...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-11-2008, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
I don't know that we have any really...

I don't know that we have any really authoritative biographies of this period of the Prince's life. Brian Hoey seems to be a reputable royal biographer but I don't think he's authoritative enough...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-11-2008, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
In England they probably did. They could have...

In England they probably did. They could have married in Scotland like Princess Anne, but the CofE guidelines on remarriage of divorced people do seem to frown on remarriage to someone who was...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 07-23-2008, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Can you imagine the headlines, though, if he had?...

Can you imagine the headlines, though, if he had? I mean, I don't know if the tabloids would have claimed that Charles was rejecting the church and therefore was signalling that he didn't want to be...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 07-22-2008, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
The CofE had already made a pretty major change...

The CofE had already made a pretty major change in its position about remarriage of divorced people, and I don't think it was going to lighten up any more in the immediate future. Unlike previously,...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-05-2007, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
The derail into the Charles-Camilla-Diana eternal...

The derail into the Charles-Camilla-Diana eternal triangle, along with the needling comments about Saint Camilla and about Diana, have been removed.

Let's get this thread back on topic. If...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-04-2007, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Or that she's a very good judge of character and...

Or that she's a very good judge of character and knows how to pick discreet friends. She does seem to have the ability to inspire loyalty.
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 11-03-2007, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Lucky old you...:whistling:

Lucky old you...:whistling:
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-24-2007, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
I've split out the "do British taxpayers think...

I've split out the "do British taxpayers think the monarchy is worth keeping?" discussion to its own thread, which you can find here:
...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-20-2007, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Your source being? I've just read the...

Your source being?

I've just read the report of the marriage in Majesty Magazine, and it said no word about problems with the legality of register office weddings in England. I assume that if...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-20-2007, 02:09 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
Far as I know, the coronation has to be...

Far as I know, the coronation has to be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. However, if for whatever reason he refuses and if the Archbishop of York doesn't have the same reservations he...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-15-2007, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
The Earl of St Andrews isn't an HRH. If he can't...

The Earl of St Andrews isn't an HRH. If he can't marry in a register office in England, that starts eliminating an awful lot of people (probably at least in the thousands) who happen to be distant...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-12-2007, 10:12 PM
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Views: 189,129
Posted By Elspeth
Have a look at what the royal family website has...

Have a look at what the royal family website has to say. Since the Church of England is the Established Church in England and the Church of Scotland is the Established Church in Scotland, and since...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-11-2007, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
The Earl of St Andrews isn't an HRH and was...

The Earl of St Andrews isn't an HRH and was losing his position in the line of succession through marrying a Catholic anyway, so marriage in a register office wouldn't have made any difference to...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-11-2007, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Far as I know, yes and yes.:smile:

Far as I know, yes and yes.:smile:
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-09-2007, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
If they can claim that it was legal to deny...

If they can claim that it was legal to deny Wallis an HRH on such idiotic grounds as that of the abdication removing Edward from the line of succession and thus removing his HRH (even though the...
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-07-2007, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
For the non-Brits among us, CoS = Church of...

For the non-Brits among us, CoS = Church of Scotland. Their more liberal attitude toward remarriage of divorced people is the reason why Princess Anne's second wedding took place in Scotland.
Forum: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 10-07-2007, 12:06 AM
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Views: 189,129
Posted By Elspeth
The same reason, presumably, that Camilla chose...

The same reason, presumably, that Camilla chose to be called HRH The Duchess of Cornwall when she could have called herself HRH The Princess of Wales. Prudence and sensitivity to public opinion.
...
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