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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Will William and Kate be the First British Royals to Sign a Prenup?

William and Kate There is no evidence that any British royals have ever signed a prenuptial agreement before, but Will and Kate could possibly be the first. Some reasons why they could be tempted to sign one include:

  • The Supreme Court recently took a significant step to guide prenups into English law
  • A prenup would provide privacy and confidentiality for the royal business
  • Kate is the first “commoner” to marry an heir to the throne since 1660, and her parents are mere business millionaires

See Afua Hirsch, William and Kate—The Prince, the Princess and the Prenups, guardian.co.uk, Nov. 17, 2010.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this to my attention.


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