|BC227||Royal Wedding - The Prince of Wales & Camilla, with a Windsor postmark, unsigned||£50.00||Buy Now|
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|BC227S2||Royal Wedding - The Prince of Wales & Camilla, signed by Gyles Brandreth||£50.00||Limited Availability|
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Issue Date: 08/04/2005
Issue Name: Royal Wedding - The Prince of Wales & Camilla
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Believe it or not, this is the most popular royalty cover we have ever produced. Limited editions have been signed by Timothy West CBE, a leading actor and personal friend of the Royal couple, who performed a reading at their wedding. It has been postmarked twice: once on the initial date, and again on the delayed date.
Charles and Camilla
When Prince Charles first announced that he was to marry his long time mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles, it threw the establishment into a panic. It was thought that the heir to the throne could not marry a divorcee and the precedent of Edward VIII and Wallace Simpson was cited. The first intention was to have a civil ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury in St Georges Chapel, Windso, but that was declared impossible. Those who filed objections cited the Marriage Act 1949, argoing that it's provisions do not allow royals to marry in a civil ceremony. In early March the registrar general for England Len Cook, cleared the way for the pair to wed. He pointed to the 1998 Human Rights Act, which he said overrides earlier laws that exclude royals from civil marriage ceremonies. The human rights legislation ensures all citizens are treated equallly by the law so he dismissed the 11 legal objections to the civil marriage.
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Timothy Lancaster West, CBE is an English film, stage and television actor, with more than fifty years of varied work in the business. As well as many classical theatre performances, he has appeared frequently on television, including spells in both Coronation Street as Eric Babbage and Stan Carter in EastEnders.
Gyles Daubeney Brandreth is an English writer, broadcaster, actor, and former Conservative Member of Parliament.