August 11, 1947. The British government may have to rule on whether or not Princess Elizabeth, the heiress presumptive to the throne, will "obey" Lt. Philip Mountbatten following their wedding in November. The princess has received a prayer book from Anglican bishops that includes a wedding service that omits the word "obey." Although this wedding service is in use in churches throughout England, the official Book of Common Prayer, has Parliamentary approval, includes the word "obey."
The bride-to-be will have the opportunity to look at both services before making a decision.