The Wedding of the Prince of Wales: Royal Privileges and Human Rights
Child and Family Law Quarterly, p. 363, 2005
20 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2010 Last revised: 4 Aug 2010
Date Written: 2005
‘A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and as such it rivets mankind.’ So proclaimed Walter Bagehot upon the marriage of the future Edward VII in 1863; so quoted the Archbishop of Canterbury upon the marriage of Prince Charles in 1981. Prince Charles’ second wedding has riveted the nation for a rather different reason, having given rise to a debate as to whether Royal marriages are simply more lavish versions of those of their subjects, or are in fact governed by a different set of rules.
Keywords: Royal Wedding, Human Rights, Marriage
JEL Classification: B30, B31, K1, K30
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