Royal Marriages Act Law and Legal Definition

The Royal Marriages Act is a 1772 statute that forbids the royal family members from marrying without the sovereign's permission, except on certain conditions. It provided that marriages of descendants of George II, other than the issue of princesses who marry into foreign families, should not be valid unless they had the consent of the King in Council, or, if the parties were aged over 25, they had given 12 months' notice to the Privy Council, unless during that time both Houses of Parliament expressly declare disapproval of the proposed marriage.