Prince Harry and Megan Markle marriage certificate

Following the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle it is unlikely that we will be able to see their marriage certificate. William and Kate’s marriage certificate was not made publicly available either. A little-known clause in the Marriage Act gives Royals the right to exempt themselves from normal legal requirements whereby all marriage certificates are available to view at a register office. The Marriage Act 1753 states that Royal marriages ‘would not be invalidated by non-compliance with the statutory formalities’. And the Marriage Act 1949 upholds the Royal prerogative by stating: ‘Nothing in this Act is intended to affect any law or custom relating to marriages of the Royal Family.’