Royal Consents to Marriages (1791-1980)


The following is a list of royal consents to marriages of descendants of George II under the Royal Marriages Act.  For most (but not all) the warrants to signify the consent under the Great Seal are listed in the catalogue of the National Archives, series HO 124.

See also this list of royal consents (1900-2005) with (now broken) links to the notice in the Gazette by the CUH&GS. It misses a few consents that are listed here, but adds twenty consents for the period 1981-2007.

date of consent
spouses
date of marriage

references in the National Archives, London Gazette
1791 Sept. 24 Frederick, Duke of York
Princess Frederique Charlotte of Prussia
24 Nov 1791

HO 124/1: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 13347 published on the 27 September 1791. Page 1
1794 Dec. 17 George, Prince of Wales
Princess Caroline Amelia of Brunswick
8 Apr 1795

HO 124/2: Signed Manual Warrant
1797 May 3 Princess Royal
HSH Frederic, Hereditary Prince of Wurtenburg
18 May 1797

HO 124/3: Signed Manual Warrant
1814 Aug. 15 Duke of Cumberland
Dowager Princess of Solms
29 Aug 1815

HO 124/4: Signed. Manual Warrant
1816 Mar. 9 Princess Charlotte Auguta
HSH Leopold, Duke of Saxe-Coburg
2 May 1816

HO 124/5: Signed Manual Warrant
1816 June 8 Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth
HSH Frederick, Landgrave
of Hesse
7 Apr 1818

HO 124/6: Signed Manual Warrant
1816 Apr. 2 Her Royal Highness Princess Mary
William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester
22 Jul 1816

HO 124/7: Signed Manual Warrant
1818 Apr. 22 Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
HRH Princess Augusta of Hesse
7 May 1818

HO 124/8: Signed Manual Warrant
1818 May 11 Edward, Duke of Kent
Princess Maria of Saxe-Coburg
29 May 1818

HO 124/9: Signed Manual Warrant
1818 July 7 William Henry, Duke of Clarence
Princess Adelaide of Saxony
11 Jul 1818

HO 124/10: Signed Manual Warrant
13 Jun 1842
George, crown Prince of Hanover
Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
18 Feb 1843

not in HO 124
Copy in HO 45/8927
1842 Nov. 2 Princess Augusta of Cambridge
Prince Frederick, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburgh
28 Jun 1843

HO 124/11: Signed Manual Warrant
1857 May 16 The Princess Royal
Crown Prince of Prussia
25 Jan 1858

HO 124/12: Signed Manual Warrant. 
Gazette Issue 22003, 19 May 1857. Page 2
1861 Apr. 30 Princess Alice
Prince Frederick of Hesse.
1 Jul 1862

HO 124/13: Signed Manual Warrant, see also C 188/1 p. 30-64. 
Gazette Issue 22507, 3 May 1861, p. 1
1862 Nov. 1 Prince of Wales
Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
10 Mar 1863

HO 124/14:
Signed Manual Warrant, see also C 188/1 p. 67-70. 
Gazette Issue 22677, 4 November 1862, p. 1
1865 Dec 5
Princess Helena Augusta Victoria
Prince Frederic Christian Charles Augustus of Schleswig-Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg
5 Jul 1866

not in HO 124
Gazette Issue 23046, 5 December 1865, p. 1

1866 May 19
HRH Princess Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth of Cambridge
HSH Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander, duke of Teck
12 Jun 1866

not in HO 124
Gazette Issue 23118, 22 May 1866, p. 1

1870 Oct. 24 HRH Princess Louise Caroline Alberta
The Marquis of Lorne.
21 Mar 1871

HO 124/15: Signed Manual Warrant.
Gazette Issue 23682, 25 November 1870, p. 1

1873 July 17 Duke of Edinburgh
Grand Duchess Marie of Russia
23 Jan 1874

HO 124/16: Signed Manual Warrant.
Gazette Issue 24000 published on the 22 July 1873. Page 1
1878 May 16 Duke of Connaught
Princess Louise of Prussia.
13 Mar 1879

HO 124/17: Signed Manual Warrant

Gazette Issue 24583, 21 May 1878, p. 1
1878 Nov.  27 Duke of Cumberland
Princess Thyra of Denmark
21 Dec 1878

HO 124/18: Signed Manual Warrant, see also C 188/2 p. 1
Gazette Issue 24653, 6 December 1878, p. 1

1880 Mar. 18 Princess Frederica of Hanover
Baron von Pawel Remminger.
24 Apr 1880

HO 124/19: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 24824, 19 March 1880, p. 1

1881 Nov. 29 Duke of Albany
Princess Helene of Waldeck Pyrmont.
27 Apr 1882

HO 124/20: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 25044, 2 December 1881, p. 1

1885 Jan.  27 Princess Beatrice
Prince Henry of Battenberg.
23 Jul 1885

HO 124/21: Signed Manual Warrant, see also C 188/1 p. 10
Gazette Issue 25436, 27 January 1885, p. 1

1889 July 5 Princess Louise of Wales
the Earl of Fife
27 Jul 1889

HO 124/22: Signed Manual Warrant, see also C 188/l p. 16.
Gazette Issue 25953, 12 July 1889, p. 1
See also HO 45/9811/B6877
1891 July 2 Princess Franziska of Schleswig Holstein
Prince Aribert of Anhalt.
6 Jul 1891

HO 124/23: Signed Manual Warrant. See also C 188/1 p. 18
Gazette Issue 26180, 7 July 1891, p. 1
See also HO 45/9841/B10982
1891 Dec. 12 Duke of Clarence
Princess Victoria Mary of Teck.
no marriage

HO 124/24: Signed Manual Warrant , see also C 188/1 p.22
Gazette Issue 26233, 15 December 1891, p. 1

1892 June 27 (28 acc. to Gazette)
Princess Marie of Edinburgh
Prince Ferdinand of Roumania
10 Jan 1893

HO 124/25: Signed Manual Warrant. See also C 188/1 p. 26
Gazette Issue 26303, 1 July 1892, p. 2
See also HO 144/20/49089
1893 May 16 Duke of York
Princess Victoria Mary of Teck
6 Jul 1893

HO 124/26: Signed Manual Warrant
see also C 188/2 p. 9
Gazette Issue 26404, 19 May 1893, p. 1

see also HO 144/964/B17152
1894 Jan. 29 Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh
Ernest, Grand Duke of Hesse
19 Apr 1894

HO 124/27: Signed Manual Warrant, see also C 188/1 p.28
Gazette Issue 26480, 30 January 1894, p. 6
1894 Oct. 15 Prince Adolphus of Teck
Lady Margaret Grosvenor
12 Dec 1894

HO 124/28: Signed Manual Warrant.  See also C 188/2 p.  15
Gazette Issue 26562, 19 October 1894. Page 1

1895 Nov. 21
Princess Maud of Wales
Prince Christian of Denmark
22 Jul 1896

HO 124/29: Signed Manual Warrant.
See also C 188/1 p. 32
Gazette Issue 26691, 20 December 1895, p. 1. Corrected in issue 26692, 24 December 1895, p. 1.

1895 Dec.12
Princess Alexandra Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Ernest of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
20 Apr 1896

HO 124/30: Signed Manual Warrant.
Gazette Issue 26691, 20 December 1895, p. 1. Corrected in issue 26692, 24 December 1895, p. 1.

1900 May 15 Princess Marie Louise of Cumberland
Prince Maximilian of Baden.
10 Jul 1900

HO 124/31: Signed Manual Warrant.
See also C 188/1 p. 35.
Gazette Issue 27203, 19 June 1900, p. 1

1903 Nov. 17 [16 in LG]
Princess Alice of Albany
Prince Alexander of Teck
10 Feb 1904

HO 124/32: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/1 p. 35
See also PC 8/585, HO 45/10293/113219
Gazette Issue 27616 published on the 16 November 1903. Page 1
1904 Mar. 7 Princess Alexandra of Cumberland
the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
7 Jun 1904

HO 124/33: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/1 p. 43
See also PC 8/589
Gazette Issue 27654 published on the 8 March 1904. Page 3
1905 Feb. 27 Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
11 Oct 1905

HO 124/34: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 27769 published on the 28 February 1905. Page 1
1905 Mar. 20 Princess Margaret of Connaught
Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden
15 Jun 1905

HO 124/35: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/1 p. 46
See also HO 45/10319/127366
Gazette Issue 27776 published on the 17 March 1905. Page 1
1913 Mar. 17 Prince Ernest of Cumberland
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
24 May 1913

HO 124/36: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/2 p. 19
Gazette Issue 28701 published on the 18 March 1913. Page 1
1913 Aug. 12 HRH Prince Arthur Frederick Patrick Albert of Connaught
HH Princess Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise, Duchess of Fife
15 Oct 1913

HO 124/37: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 168/2 p.24
Gazette Issue 28745 published on the 12 August 1913. Page 1
1919 Feb. 10 HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught
Commander the Honourable Alexander Ramsay, D.S.O., R.N.
27 Feb 1919

HO 124/38: Wanting
See also C 188/3
See also PC 8/848, HO 45/17903
Gazette Issue 31174 published on the 11 February 1919. Page 1
1921 Nov,  22 HRH Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary
Henry George Charles Lascelles commonly called Viscount Lascelles
28 Feb 1922

HO 124/39: Signed Manual Warrant
see also C 188/2 p.27
See also HO 144/1759/426865
Gazette Issue 32529 published on the 25 November 1921. Page 1
1923 Feb.  12 HRH the Duke of York
Lady Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon
26 Apr 1923

HO 124/40: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/2  p. 32
Gazette Issue 32795 published on the 13 February 1923
1923 June 26 HH Princess Maud
Charles Alexander Carnegie commonly called Lord Carnegie
12 Nov 1923

HO 124/41: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/2 p. 37
Gazette Issue 32837 published on the 26 June 1923. Page 1
1931 Oct.  7 Lady May Helen Emma Cambridge
Henry Abel Smith
24 Oct 1931

HO 124/42: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/2 p. 42
See also HO 144/16357
Gazette Issue 33761 published on the 9 October 1931. Page 1
1934 Oct. 5 HRH Prince George Edward Alexander Edmund
HRH Princess Marina of Greece
29 Nov 1934

HO 124/43: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/2 p. 43
See also HO 144/19713
Gazette Issue 34093 published on the 5 October 1934. Page 1
1935 Oct. 3 HRH the Duke of Gloucester
Lady Alice Christabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott
6 Nov 1935

HO 124/44: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/2 p. 50
See also HO 45/16405
Gazette Issue 34204 published on the 4 October 1935. Page 1
1937 Dec. 26 HRH Princess Frederica of Hanover and Duchess of Brunswick and Luneburg
HRH Prince Paul, Crown Prince of Greece and Prince of Denmark.
9 Jan 1938

HO 124/45: Signed Manual Warrant
See also HO 144/21098
Gazette Issue 34468 published on the 31 December 1937. Page 1
1941 Jan. 29 Lady Iris Victoria Beatrice Grace Mountbatten
Hamilton Joseph Keyes O'Malley, Esq.
15 Feb 1941

HO 124/46: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/2 p. 52
See also HO 144/21548
not gazetted
1947 July 31 HRH the Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Lieut. Philip Mountbatten, R.N.
20 Nov 1947

HO 124/47: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 38030, 29 July 1947 [sic], p. 1
1949 July 28 George Henry Hubert, Earl of Harewood
Marion Donata Stein
21 Sep 1949

HO 124/48: Signed Manual Warrant
See also C 188/4
Gazette Issue 38677, 29 Jul 1949, p. 1
1951 Aug.  1 HRH Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover
HRH Princess Ortrud, Bertha Adelaide Hedwig of Schlesvig-Holstein-Glucksburg.
4 Sep 1951

HO 124/49: Signed Manual Warrant
not gazetted
1952 June 24 the Hon. Gerald David Lascelles
Angela Dowding
15 Jul 1952

HO 124/50: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 39584 published on the 27 June 1952. Page 1
1956 June 1 James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie (Lord Carnegie)
Caroline Cicely Dewar
1 Sep 1956

HO 124/51: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 40795 published on the 1 June 1956. Page 1
1956 Aug. 19 Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Ramsay
Flora Marjory Fraser
16 Oct 1956

HO 124/52: Signed Manual Warrant
Gazette Issue 40860 published on the 21 August 1956. Page 1
1957 July 31 Anne Mary Sibylla Abel Smith
David Ian Liddell Granger
14 Dec 1957

HO 124/53: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 41141 published on the 2 August 1957. Page 1
1959 Sept. 14 Captain Richard P. Abel Smith
Marcia Kendrew
28 Apr 1960

HO 124/54: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 41816, 15 September 1959, p. 1
1960 Aug. 3 HRH Prince Welf Heinrich etc. of Hanover
Princess Sophie Alexandra of Ysenburg and Budingen
20 Sep 1960

HO 124/55: Signed Manual Warrant
not gazetted
1960 Mar 16 Princess Margaret Rose
Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones
6 May 1960

HO 124/56: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 41986, 18 March 1960, p. 1
see also LCO 2/8114
1961 Mar 24
Duke of Kent
Katharine Worsley
8 Jun 1961

not in HO 124
Gazette Issue 42314, 28 March 1961, p. 1
See LCO 2/8503
1962 Dec. 19 Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth
Angus James Bruce Ogilvy
24 Par 1963

HO 124/57: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 42864 published on the 21 December 1962. Page 1
1965 Feb. 26 Elizabeth Alice Abel Smith
Peter Ronald Wise
29 Apr 1965

HO 124/58: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 43590 published on the 2 March 1965. Page 1
1967 Jul 28
Earl of Harewood
Patricia Elizabeth Tuckwell
31 Jul 1967

not in HO 124
Gazette Issue 44375 published on the 28 July 1967. Page 1
see also PREM 13/1771
1972 Feb. 4 HRH Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Gloucester
Birgitte Eva Van Deurs
8 Jul 1972

HO 124/59: 3 photographs
Gazette Issue 45601 published on the 17 February 1972. Page 1
1973 Mar.  29 the Honourable James Edward Lascelles
Fredericka Ann Duhrssen
4 Apr 1973

HO 124/60: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 45947 published on the 6 April 1973. Page 1
1973 July 24 HRH Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise
Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips
14 Nov 1973

HO 124/61: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 46036, 26 July 1973, p. 1
1978 Aug.  1 HRH Prince Michael George Charles Franklin of Kent
the Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz, formerly Mrs Thomas Troubridge
30 Jul 1978

HO 124/62
not gazetted
1978 Nov 15 Gerald David Lascelles
Elizabeth Evelyn Colvin
17 Nov 1978

HO 124/63
not gazetted
1979 Feb 6 David Henry George, Viscount Lascelles
Margaret Rosalind Messenger
12 Feb 1979

HO 124/64
Gazette Issue 47770 published on the 13 February 1979. Page 2
1979 June 26 Henry Ulick Lascelles
Alexandra Ruth Clare Morton
25 Aug 1979

HO 124/65
Gazette Issue 47892 published on the 28 June 1979. Page 1
1980 Feb.13 the Honourable Katherine Ingrid Mary Isabel Fraser
Mark Malise Nicolson
3 May 1980

HO 124/66: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 48099, 18 February 1980, p. 1
1980 July 28 Katherine Emma Abel Smith
Hubert Wentworth Beaumont
16 Oct 1980

HO 124/67: Photocopy
Gazette Issue 48264 , 29 July 1980, p. 1



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