", Another fan added: "Princess Margaret knew the danger signs. It should be noted here that the Act applies to all marriages in which one of the parties is a descendant of George II, whether contracted in Great Britain or abroad. Criminal Law Act 1967, Section 13 and Schedule 4. She spends the days of her life caring for her bold and beautiful loved ones, she's young at heart, very restless, and made her debut at L.A. General Hospital. An unhappy marriage persisted, but there is evidence George IV did not quite leave his first “wife” behind. This marriage ended up producing the famous Queen Victoria. Diese Bestimmung wurde 1967 aufgehoben. Many fans of the Netflix series believe the programme's creators, as well as actress Gillian Anderson, completely missed the mark when it came to the Iron Lady's arrival in season 4. On paper, Armstrong-Jones (named Lord Snowdon after the marriage) was a much more suitable match than Townsend. Both began to have flings throughout the 1960s, with Margaret’s most famous being with Roddy Llewellyn, a landscape gardener 18 years her junior. (According to friends, Margaret only decided to go through with the marriage when she learned that Townsend planned to remarry.). Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Marriage of Prince George William, son of the Duke of Brunswick, with Princess Sophia, Dowager Princess of Hesse. They divorced in 1978, the first royal divorce in 400 years. Parry argued that the "Farran exemption" theory was complicated by the fact that all the Protestant descendants of the Electress Sophia of Hanover, ancestress of the United Kingdom's monarchs since 1714, had been entitled to British citizenship under the Sophia Naturalization Act 1705 (if born prior to 1949, when the act was repealed). She even drew up a plan that would allow Margaret to marry Townsend and stay part of the family. Thus the Hanoverian Royal Family, who are descended from George III's son, the Duke of Cumberland, who succeeded to the throne of Hanover on the accession of Queen Victoria, have regularly obtained the King's consent to their marriages: in 1937 Princess Frederica of Hanover, great-great granddaughter of George III and 3rd cousin once removed of the King, asked his consent to her wedding with the Crown Prince of Greece. All European monarchies, and many non-European realms, have laws or traditions requiring prior approval of the monarch for members of the reigning dynasty to marry. Princess Margaret died in 2001 after a stroke and being plagued by a number of long-term health problems. Though the princess and the commoner were seen as helping break down Britain’s strict class barriers, their private life soon became distant and troubled. The Act applied to Catholics, even though they are ineligible to succeed to the throne. But Britain's was unusual because it was never modified between its original enactment and its repeal 243 years later, so that its ambit grew rather wide, affecting not only British royal family, but more distant relatives of the monarch. Since her marriage ended, other royals—most notably Charles and Diana—went their separate ways, too. Edward had met Simpson in 1931 and they became an item by 1934. On the outside, the couple led a Swinging Sixties life filled with parties, glamorous friends and art. “The press focused more on the ones who were seen to be eligible. [4], The Act was proposed by George III as a direct result of the marriage of his brother, Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, who in 1771 had married the commoner Anne Horton, the daughter of Simon Luttrell and the widow of Christopher Horton. "He had parents who split, while her parents' and sister's marriage were very happy. Margaret’s relationship with Townsend began in the early 1950s. Being the head of the Church of England (a church that still did not recognize divorce) she could not approve the marriage. Come back here often for royal family spoilers, news, and updates. They later welcomed their first child, David, followed by their daughter Sarah was born three years later. It’s not clear if this is why Margaret eventually broke off her relationship with Townsend, but the scandalous near-marriage never occurred. Worldly, beautiful and charming, she was intensely attracted to the handsome veteran. Love After Lockup: Destinie Folsom Arrested, Back In Jail, ‘Little People, Big World’: Zach Roloff and Tori Roloff Celebrate Daughter Lilah Ray’s First Birthday, Days Of Our Lives Comings And Goings: Will Horton, Ciara Brady, Tony DiMera, Anna DiMera And More Return, ‘Love After Lockup’: Tracie Wagaman Posts Bizarre Rant About ‘Magical Missy’ And Teen Mom Star. Margaret was said to have had a nervous breakdown in 1974 but kept up her partying. View our online Press Pack. Five years later, Margaret married a celebrity photographer named Antony Armstrong-Jones, the first royal marriage to be broadcast on live television. In the autumn of 1771 Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland married an English widow (aka a … And I did, right through to the following afternoon.”. At the televised event, the queen’s sister picked a piece of lint from the lapel of Peter Townsend, a war hero who now served the royal family—and the intimate gesture sparked a royal scandal. An Act for the better regulating the future Marriages of the Royal Family. In 1976, Margaret and Lord Snowdon officially separated. © 2010 Hollywood Hiccups All Rights Reserved. Thankfully the pair remained friends despite their differences, and Antony married Lucy Lindsay-Hogg in 1978. This week in history marks the anniversary of Edward VIII’s abdication of the English throne in favor of marrying the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, which took place in 1936. It was what Snowdon’s biographer, Anne de Courcy, called “the most serious marital drama in the royal family since the Abdication.”. Obviously the absence of the Royal Consent required by British law could not affect the validity of a marriage contracted abroad so far as the law of the country of domicile of the parties is concerned. Royal Family Skips The Royal Variety Performance For First Time Since 1912https://t.co/YydVSZPObh, — SOS/CTS/HH (@SoapOperaSpy) November 23, 2020, Reports indicate that Margaret attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping medication. Poor dialogue. In 1772, George III created this act as a reaction to his brothers both marrying “commoners” which was some kind of disgrace to the crown (though maybe it was just because George III was jealous that he could not have married for choice). But how did this affect Edward in 1936? General Hospital Spoilers: Julian Jerome’s Actions Lead To Alexis Take Stock Of Her Life – Quits Drinking! The wording of the statute also excluded any issue of the marriage both from being subject to the Act, and from the succession to the throne; no marriages or succession rights were ultimately affected by this language, as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor had no children. Fans of The Crown were in agreement as one tweeted: "Princess Margaret might be the only one with sense. Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. She said: "The first few years were wonderful. But I just don't understand the praise she is getting for her Thatcher. However, the Act never came into force, as Victoria had already turned 18 a few weeks before becoming queen. “They [were] very close in the first few years. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Margaret fell in love with Peter Townsend, a war hero who worked in the palace. Margaret’s last public appearance was in December 2001 at the 100th birthday celebration of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. In marriage and divorce, the strong-willed princess helped modernize royal love. Adultery, arguments and overindulgence in alcohol and drugs strained their marriage. Cheers! The Royal Marriage Act of 1772 Most GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN, WHEREAS your Majesty, from your paternal affection to your own family, and from your royal concern for the future welfare of your people, and the honour and dignity of your crown, was graciously pleased to recommend to your parliament to take into serious consideration, whether it might not be wise and expedient to supply the … ”They had a lot in common, there was banter between them—he would help her with her speeches. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Yet, I believe Simpson proved them wrong as she stayed with Edward even after his abdication of royal life. Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Xander Disgraced, Goes Back To Being Just A Gardener, Royal Family News: Trolls Bash Camilla Parker-Bowles After The Crown Exaggerates Her Affair With Prince Charles During His Marriage To Princess Diana. Farran replied to Mr Parry in Appendix I, 'The Royal Marriages Act Today', in Lucille Iremonger, Email from the Privy Council Office dated 11 January 2013: "We do not have any record available as to the omission of the consent in the London Gazette, but I can confirm that consent was given by Her Majesty in Council on 27th March 1981.