9 JUNE 1866, Page 3

The proceedings in the "Princess Olive" case, upon which we

may hereafter comment, have incidentally disposed of a story our grandmothers cordially believed—the marriage of George III, to the Quaker Hannah Lightfoot. The certificates of that marriage -were produced, and were promptly pronounced by the Probate -Court to be forgeries, the clergyman spelling " drily " with an e- duely—and the Prince of Wales signing himself "George Guelph." The Lord Chief Justice, in describing"these documents, said that if correct the marriage of George HI. to Queen Caroline was in- valid and all his successors ineligible to the Throne ; but is that precisely so ? Would not the recognition of that marriage as legal in repeated Acts of Parliament legalize it under any circum- stances whatever?