A Law That Was Passed 181 Years Earlier

The Royal Marriages Act 1772: What Is It and How It Affected Princess Margaret

The Royal Marriages Act 1772: What Is It and How It Affected Princess Margaret

Did you know that when Princess Margaret was born in 1930, the registration of her birth was postponed a few days so that she wouldn't be number 13 in the parish registry? It turns out that her adult life wasn't a lucky one, even as a royal.

The Royal Marriages Act was passed to maintain the high status of the royal house. It was even controversial back when it was passed. The Act of Parliament has affected at least seven couples since it came into being and to hear about how it affected Princess Margaret's life, please watch the video above.

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The Royal Marriages Act 1772: What Is It and How It Affected Princess Margaret