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Lex loci celebrations/lex domicillii

If as regards its formalities, a marriage is invalid by the lex loci celebrations, it is invalid (subject to the exception to be mentioned) by the law of every other country, even though it was solemnized in accordance with the forms required by the lex domicillii of the parties. Thus a marriage solemnized at Antwerp between two English persons in the British Church by a Protestant clergy-man, appointed by the English Government, but without performance of the ceremonies required by Belgian law, was held to be invalid as contrary to the lex loci. [Kent v. Burgess, 11 Sim 361 : 5 Jur 166].

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