"Oops!" exclaimed Daily Mail gossip columnist Nigel Dempster on August 3. "After their Greek Orthodox cathedral wedding in Bayswater (London) which was attended by most of the royal households of Europe, Crown Prince Paul of Greece and Marie-Chantal Miller have discovered they weren't married under English law!"
So yesterday morning the gilded couple popped into Chelsea register office -- using the side entrance -- to exchange vows once more with the groom's father, Olympic yachting gold medallist King Constantine, as a witness.
"There was a slip-up somewhere," says a spokesman for 'Tino', who lives with his Danish wife Queen Anne-Marie, and left Greece following a military coup in 1967. 'They discovered their Greek Church wedding wasn't recognized here.'
"Ship broker Paul, 28, and duty-free heiress Marie-Chantal, 26, wed in an Orthodox service at the Byzantine St. Sophia church in London on July 1, but officials realized the couple were not man and wife under English law because they had not exchanged vows in English. 'It wasn't a valid marriage -- they had no legal marriage certificate,' I'm told, 'so they were advised to go through a civil ceremony. But it's all rather sensitive, considering the Queen attended the church wedding (as did Prince Philip, the Prince of Wales, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Hussein, and Queen Noor of Jordan and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia.)
--Compiled by PEOPLE's London bureau
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