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: The Hanoverians have always asked the
: British Monarch for consent when they
: married (being male-line descendants of
: George II). I wonder if they stop doing so
: now, since the Succession to the Crown Act
: (2013) doesn't require that.
The 1772 RMA actually required ALL descendants of George II to seek consent to marry other than the issue of princesses who had married or who may marry into foreign families. It wasn't just the male-line descendants (of whom the current Hanoverians are the only remaining example).
Since the 2013 amendments to the succession finally abolished the provisions of the old RMA, I would be surprised if the present generation of Hanoverians continued to observe this now outdated requirement. If they wished to notify the British monarch informally, that would be another matter but any further attempts to seek consent would I imagine be rebuffed by the Privy Council as no longer legally necessary.
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