A morganatic marriage is a marriage between a royal person and a non-royal person, where the husband's titles and privileges do not go to the wife or any children they have. There are not many morganatic marriages any more. A morganatic marriage is sometimes called a left-handed marriage because in the wedding ceremony the groom usually held his bride's right hand with his left hand instead of his right.
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- Stritof, Sheri & Bob. "Left-Handed Marriage". about.com. http://marriage.about.com/od/royalty/g/lefthanded.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-13.