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Princess Beatrice Doesn’t Need the Queen’s Permission to Marry & the Reason May Surprise You

Do not expect this king to ask for the queen’s marriage certificate. Princess Beatrice does not need permission from Queen Elizabeth to get married and the reason why is pretty fascinating. According to all royal protocols, we would not be surprised if the queen’s granddaughter had to ask permission from the sovereign, but we are intrigued by this loophole.

Prince Andrew’s oldest daughter, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice can now be engaged to her partner Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi every day. With a royal engagement comes all the splendor that we love – an announcement, candid few interviews and of course photos from the wedding ceremony. The royal weddings are always traditional, but there is one element that Princess Beatrice has nothing to do with, according to PopSugar. With the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie, Princess Beatrice’s distance to the throne means that she does not need permission to get married.

We know you have questions, so here’s the history behind the fascinating royal rule. According to the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, the ruling Monarch has the right to veto any marriage of a member of their royal family. The outdated rule was introduced to prevent members of the royal family from marrying someone who could “reduce the status of the royal family.”

Originally the rule applied to every member of the royal family, but after a change was made in 2013, the rule now only applies to the six people closest to the throne. As the ninth in line for the throne, Princess Beatrice does not need permission from Queen Elizabeth II. Just like her sister, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice can say “I do” without the approval of the sovereign. A royal sigh of relief!

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