June 03, 2004

Cranmer's Successor

The Church that was founded to legitimise the divorce of a past king has finally given its approval for the marriage of a divorced future king. The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his approval for the marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales to his co-fornicator Camilla Parker Bowles. The Anglican Primate has the support of both liberal and evangelical wings of the Church.

This does not mean that Charles and his old lady can actually get married. The Royal Marriage of Act 1772 requires that he get the consent of his dear Mummy. HM the Queen has only met Mrs Parker Bowles a few times and has always been hostile to the idea of Charles' remarriage. However, it is difficult to say how much effect this change in the official view of the Church (of which she is the Head) will have on her own views.

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. It would seem to me that once Diana was six feet under on her little island in Northamptonshire, Charles was freed from the bar against remarriage. Maybe my reading of Romans 7:2-3 is a little too simple. I can't say that I'm particularly keen on a Queen Camilla, but I think she probably wouldn't be the worst Consort in the history of the British Crown.

Posted by david at June 3, 2004 03:34 AM | TrackBack