Talk:Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (born 1954)

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Why did he even ask Queen Elizabeth II permission to marry? I see what is in the article, but I am wondering what is his intention for this and doesn't anybody think it is odd that after so many generations and distance the Hanoverians are from actually even succeeding, they would even care enough to ask their cousins two-centuries-removed for permission to marry. Does he plan on petitioning for the return of his ancestors' peerage titles or preserving that right for his descendants? — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Emperor's New Spy (talkcontribs) 5 July 2013‎

Without such permission his marriage is not valid under British law for any purpose, not only succession. —Tamfang (talk) 21:44, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Are you saying that every British has to ask the Queen's permission t marry? --The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 06:20, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Every descendant of King George II, other than the issue of princesses who marry into foreign families, must ask for such permission. See Royal Marriages Act 1772. It is likely that the Act will be repealed (as proposed in 2013) and replaced with a new law which would include far fewer people who must ask the monarch for permission to marry. But the Act has not yet been been repealed, and was certainly in force when Ernest Augustus married. - Nunh-huh 22:40, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Ernst August owns property in the UK, which, I suppose, his children might not have been able to inherit if he had married without the Queen's consent, as the marriage would have been void and any issue thereof would have been deemed "illegitimate" under British law. Having said that, my understanding is that, in English law, unlike for example in French civil law, a person can leave his property to anyone he/she wants provided that there is a legally valid will. The "illegitimacy" of his children wouldn't be a relevant issue in that respect then. 189.19.80.253 (talk) 11:34, 26 July 2014 (UTC)