Whose Royal Wedding was the first since the 1600s in which an heir to the British throne married an actual British Citizen?
a) Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson
b) prince Edward & Sophie
c) Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer ?
#122222. Asked by nibbles0011. (Jul 01 11 2:24 PM)
I think it might be the late Princess Diana, as the family pedigree looks impeccable|
and I am guessing that Sophie, being a Rhys-Jones is Welsh and Fergie (being Fergie.... but that's another story) has Scottish heritage.
Going back a little further still...|
6 July 1893: HRH The Prince George, Duke of York, second son of King Edward VII, was married to HSH Princess Victoria Mary of Teck.
Prince George was not the immediate heir (he was 2nd or 3rd in line), but did later ascend the throne as King George V.
His bride (who became Queen Mary) was born in England to an English mother and so qualifies as British.
If the question refers to the immediate heir - as in first in line of succession - then there seem to have been only two such marriages in the last few hundred years, Prince Charles being the groom in both cases.
Baloo must be out camping or he would have answered this.|
This question must certainly refer to the British Nationality Act of 1948 that went into effect 1 January 1949. Prior to that, Brits were subjects, not citizens.
Sarah was born in 1959 and Diana in 1961, but Diana was married first, so she's the one. (Camilla, for the record, was born in 1947.)
I'm unclear about citizenship as opposed to subjecthood (Is that a word?) in and before the 1600s.
The question is fine since it gives only three choices. There are hundreds of heirs to the throne, though. It might have been better to have specified "heir apparent." Here are the first hundred:
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