Letter: Let luck determine who sits in the Lords

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YOUR article 'Palace 'bent' rules to let princess marry in private', (6 December), stated that a marriage in Scotland 'needs to be notified to the registrar of the appropriate district at least 15 days in advance; a minimum of six weeks is required if the bride or groom has been married before'.

The second figure is not correct: the registrar may advise previously married applicants to allow six weeks' notice to avoid disappointment in case their divorce papers are not in order.

Angus Lamont

Poole, Dorset