Image of Prince Charles and Lady Diana's divorce certificateTo complete their application for permanent residency, Prince Charles and Camilla need to include information about their past marriages. Unsurprisingly, Prince Charles provided a divorce certificate… The year was 1996 – British royalty and the world were shaken by Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s divorce. This is what a selective translation of their divorce certificate would look like. As you know, a selective translation should only reflect what is in the original – any added comments such as place names should be inserted between square brackets to draw the attention of the reader to the fact that it is added information.

The sample selective translations of this series are here to illustrate our guidelines and help you improve your selective translations. We hope you enjoy these mock translations as much as we enjoy doing them. Leave your comments and ask your questions below.

Disclaimer: Members of the royal family do not need to lodge an immigration application to come to New Zealand.

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Divorce details – Charles and Diana