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  • s  (of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the understanding that the rank of the inferior remains unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or property of the superior

  • Baldwin vowed to resign rather than allow an American divorce to become Queen; he also argued that tradition did not permit a morganatic marriage, in which she would not assume .
  • He demanded protection against such picketing by his morganatic wife and her son whose legitimacy he does not recognize.
  • His secret morganatic marriage a decade ago scarcely decreased the couple's anxiety.

  • Andrew Mackinlay in Times Online
    He had a fascination for constitutional matters - morganatic marriage, primogeniture rules, the relationship of monarchy to the constitution and so on,said Andrew MacKinlay, Labour MP for Thurrock. "But he was also very convivial. He was...

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