Is The Angelican Church Creating Excuses For The Royal Family?
There is a controversy about the marriage of Prince Harry of Great Britain to American actress Meghan Markle. This is not Meghan Markle’s first marriage. This could be an issue for the Church of England, where remarriage is not allowed unless in “exceptional circumstances.”
This does not seem like a problem for the upcoming royal nuptials. In addition, Meghan Markle will need to be baptized into the Church of England because she was raised Protestant.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
Even though the couple has kept their relationship private, Meghan Markle’s biracial background, her first marriage, and being American, has caused tabloid journalists to be brutal in their depiction of her, causing Prince Harry to make a rare public appeal for decency and respect for her privacy.
This will be the first marriage of a member of the royal family to a divorcee in 81 years. The previous was the famous marriage of the Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee to King Edward III, causing him to abdicate the throne. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has already approved the marriage and said it is consistent with church doctrine.