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Letter: Marry out

PROFESSOR Eileen Barker of the London School of Economics says that a Royal Marriage to a Muslim or Hindu would delight the "ethnic group concerned" ("Monarch may marry out of C of E", 8 March). Not necessarily. Prince William would need to convert for an Islamic wife to be acceptable under our laws - the marriage could not be "multi-faith". No doubt he could find a beautiful, intelligent partner among 150,000 more anglicised polytheistic Hindus, but a wedding ceremony regarded by virtually everyone else in Britain as idolatrous would presumably best be avoided by the hereditary head of state.

Ibrahim Nelson

Cromer, Norfolk