Sarah Ferguson is over-the-moon happy that she is now free to remarry her Prince Charming. And it’s all thanks to a little eight pound, seven-ounce prince who made his appearance in the world on April 23rd.
With Prince Louis’ birth, the line of succession to the throne changes. Consequently, Prince Andrew moves from sixth place to seventh. And by no longer being in the top six, all kinds of rules change for him.
According to Express, “It was recently revealed that Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew could marry again without needing the Queen’s permission, thanks to the royal baby.
“This is because of a royal law dating back to 1772, known as the ‘Royal Marriages Act,’ which states the first six individuals in the line of succession to the British throne cannot marry without the king or queen’s consent."
Now that he is seventh, Andrew is free to remarry his not-so-popular ex-wife anytime he chooses now. Does this mean that Royal wedding bells will ring again soon?
Speculation has been running wild in past months as the ex-couple has been seen together on numerous occasions.
And the way the two interact and even look at each other has been the subject of all kinds of gossip about the true nature of their relationship.
In fact, the two continue to share a home even though they have been divorced for over two decades.
Perhaps that was the best they could do under the circumstances - with it unlikely that Andrew’s mother, Queen Elizabeth, would have given her permission for the two to legally reunite.
And there have been numerous reports of an ongoing feud between Prince Philip and his former daughter-in-law, so I do not think it would be a popular choice if Andrew were to make the bold move now.
Now, it remains to be seen if Andrew goes against his parents' wishes and marries the love of his life, or waits until after their deaths to make it legal once again.
It will be interesting to watch this love story unfold now that the legal restrictions have been lifted. It’s time for the couple to “put their money where their mouth is,” so to speak, and move forward with making their union official . . . again!