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Re: Civil marriages
User logged in as Johan
Basically you have to count all marriages of Benelux dynasts. The fact that they had a religious ceremony after their civil marriage does not alter the fact that it is the civil ceremony that makes their marriages legal or dynastic in a constitutional sense.
I'm interested in knowing examples in relatively recent royal history of unions which were/are dynastic, despite not having been consecrated in religious wedding ceremonies. The following is a list (correct me if I'm mistaken) --
1978: Prince Michael of Kent married Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz in a civil ceremony, in Vienna
1988: The Earl of Saint Andrews (his nephew) married Sylvana Tomaselli in a civil registry in England
1983: Princess Caroline of Monaco married Stefano Casiraghi (the second of her three civil husbands) in Monte Carlo
1999: Princess Caroline of Monaco married Prince Ernst August of Hanover (the third of her three civil husbands) in Monte Carlo (I'm not sure about the exact location)
1996: Princess Stephanie of Monaco (her sister) married Daniel Ducruet in Monte Carlo (I believe)
1978: Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies married Charles, Prince Napoléon in Paris
Are all these examples correct? Can anybody name additional examples?