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Re: Civil marriages
User logged in as JanEl
You misunderstood: I'm referring only to marriages which were or have never been consecrated by religious ceremonies. Most of the Benelux unions have undergone two wedding ceremonies -- notwithstanding the fact that (as you say) only the civil sufficed, for legal and dynastic purposes.
Interestingly, the second marriage in 1941 of King Leopold III of the Belgians was celebrated in the Catholic Church, two months before the civil wedding. Despite it being legalized, the union has never been regarded as dynastic.