Did Queen Elizabeth say obey in her wedding vows?

Did Queen Elizabeth say obey in her wedding vows?

By 1947, “to obey” had apparently been removed from the wedding vows of the Church of England so it was quite surprising, and rather controversial, that then Princess Elizabeth insisted on including “to obey” in her vows. The ceremony was recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio to 200 million people around the world.

Why did Queen Elizabeth and obey?

Great explanation. I would also add- she knew as a Princess, and eventually Queen, she would be the more powerful figure in the marriage & I think it was a gesture to show that in their marriage she would let him lead. She wanted to show how much she respected him and that her first priority was to be a good wife.

What are the words of the wedding vows?

"I, _____, take thee, _____, to be my wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith."

Why are wedding vows so important?

They express how the couple intend to relate to each other, how they intend to navigate the path of life together, and what meaning they intend to give to their marriage. ... Wedding vows are also a great resource for understanding marriage. The words of the vows usually speak about the meaning and potential of marriage.