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August 11, 1947
The British Government is facing a tough decision. Will they decide to allow Princess Elizabeth to promise to 'obey' Lt. Philip Mountbatten , when they marry in November at Westminster Abbey, reports the Associated Press.
The report is based on an article in today's London Star.
A Church of England bishop has sent to to the Princess, as a gift, two prayer books containing the marriage service. One of the services omits the word 'obey.' while the older service binds "even a Queen to mind her husband."
Princess Elizabeth will be able to compare the two services, but there is a snag. The service that includes 'obey' is the only service with Parliamentary approval.
In 1929, Parliament "turned down the revised prayer book," but it has come into "wide use."