Thursday, 1 May 2008

Daily Mail: Peter Phillips's fiancee renounces her Catholic faith so he can keep his place in the Royal succession

Peter Phillips's fiancee has renounced her Catholic faith and converted to Anglicanism in a move that means he keeps his place in the Royal succession.

Canadian Autumn Kelly, 29, will marry the Queen's eldest grandson on May 17.

But due to the fact that she was baptised a Catholic, their marriage would have meant Mr Phillips, who is 11th in line to the throne, surrendering his place.

In the 1701 Act of Settlement, which enshrined the Protestant ascendancy, British monarchs and their heirs are forbidden to become or even marry Catholics. Read more
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