The Queen did not approve of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the Daily Mail can reveal today.
While in favour of civil partnerships, as a woman of deep Christian faith she took a different view on the legislation allowing same-sex couples to ‘marry’.
She expressed her frustration to a friend at the height of the......
controversy, but admitted she was powerless to intervene, saying: ‘I can only advise and warn.’
The friend said: ‘It was the “marriage” thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man and a woman.’
It is the first time her anxiety over the controversial issue has become known. The revelation is among the insights in a ground-breaking series starting in the Mail today to mark her 90th birthday next month.
Following extensive interviews with courtiers past and present, friends of the Queen and family members, we can also reveal one of her most senior former aides believes it was a mistake not to lower the Buckingham Palace flag after Princess Diana’s death – and that he is convinced the Queen now shares this view.
The Queen is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, which is deeply opposed to same-sex marriage on the grounds that ‘marriage’ should be a bond between a man and a woman.
At the time of the debate, David Cameron said: ‘I am a strong believer in marriage. It helps people commit to each other and I think it is right that gay people should be able to get married too.’
The opposing view was trenchantly expressed by senior Tory backbencher Sir Roger Gale, who accused Mr Cameron of ‘an “Orwellian” attempt to redefine marriage’.
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