- Feb 7, 2006
Here is something interesting through. Round about 1967 the legal firm where my uncle was working in London was requested by Buckingham Palace to look into the legal implications of a divorce between the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, especially in regard to where the children go. So even if they weren't thinking about it, someone at Buckingham Palace was crossing their t and dotting their I.
In 1967 the marriage of Princess Margaret had seriously hit the rocks, according to biographies. If she contemplated divorce back then (she finally divorced in 1978), it could have been the case that Buckingham Palace looked into the problems of a divorce of a marriage legalized under the Royal Marriages Act. Probably they were not sure if a new Act was required dealing with a divorce. Of course in that case all avenues would be checked before any new Act could become law, including the divorce of the monarch. IMHO, of course.