Queen reveals formal consent to
'beloved grandson Prince William' and 'trusty Catherine'
The Queen's historic formal consent to Prince William and Kate Middleton's forthcoming marriage was unveiled today. Under the Great Seal of the Realm, she signed an elaborate notice of approval which proclaimed, in transcribed calligraphy, consent to the union of ''Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, K.G. and Our Trusty and
Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton''.
British monarch Queen Elizabeth II has officially given her grandson
Prince William her blessing to wed fiancee Kate Middleton by signing
a formal declaration of consent. Prince William had to ask his grandmother's
consent to marry because of a law dating from the 18th century.