Sunday, February 15, 2015

Queen approves marriage of cousin at Privy Council meeting

I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Cousin Juliet Victoria Katharine Nicolson and Simon Alexander Rood, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered into the Books of the Privy Council."

Elizabeth R.

This approval of the marriage of Miss Juliet Nicolson to Simon Rood may be the last of a consent of marriage according to the 1772 Royal Marriages Act, which will be scrapped once the new Succession law becomes official (Australia has not completed its approval, but this should happen sometime in 2015.)

Miss Nicolson is the second of three children of the Captain Mark and the Hon. Katharine Nicolson (nee Fraser),  Mrs. Nicolson is the eldest of three daughters of the late Alexander Ramsay of Mar and Lady Saltoun.

Alexander Ramsay of Mar was the only child of Princess Patricia of Connaught, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and the Hon. Alexander Ramsay.

Mrs. Nicolson is the heiress presumptive to the Saltoun Lordship

Juliet and Simon will be married this summer.   Juliet's older sister, Louise, who married Charles Morshead in 2013, is expecting her first child this spring.

The Privy Council meeting was held on February 11.

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