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JJ asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 4 weeks ago

Why did some royals of the past participated in proxy marriage ceremonies?

Examples of royals who participated in proxy marriage ceremonies:

Prince Arthur of England and Catherine of Aragon

Napoleon and Austrian Archduchess Marie Louise

3 Answers

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
    Best answer

    The royals in question were otherwise engaged and could not travel----travel then was by horse, horse-drawn carriage, or boat.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    They lived in an area where Skype was unavaliable.

    Correction: They lived in an era when Skype was unavaliable.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because everyone had to walk Everywhere! No cars! Not even gas!  Lots of people died when traveling! 

    The first ship that came to North America, landed in what is Virginia now; yet they all died within months of their landing! 

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