A Conversation for The Abdication of King Edward VIII of England and the Effect on the British Royal Family
Mardi Gra Started conversation Jul 11, 2002
"A King (or Queen) of England is constitutionally forbidden to marry a Catholic"
Is this really true? I know that the monarch is forbidden to be Roman Catholic, but does this definitely apply to their consort as well? (Anyone know which Act this is in?)
Researcher 198346 Posted Jul 11, 2002
The 1701 Act of Settlement mentions that a monarch can neither become or marry a Catholic.
Aneurin_of_Wales Posted Apr 7, 2005
Its true the Act of Settlement specifically forbids the monarch to marry a Roman Catholic. However Wallis Simpson most certainly was NOT a Roman Catholic. She was divorced twice, doesn't that give anyone a clue?
Unfortuantely this sets the tone for this entry, I mean it's not very good is it? There is actually very little information about the abdication itself and spends more time waffling about things that aren't specifically relevant to the topic.
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