In today’s New York Times (April. 30th) I saw the following line under the caption of “Royal Wedding”:
“Prince William and Kate Middleton Marry: Prince William and Kate Middleton were married on Friday at a moment that will reshape Britain’s monarchy.”
In the caption, “marry” is being used as intransitive verb, while the same word is used as the transitive verb right after that. Though I think it is saying the same thing, I wonder why it should be expressed in different way. Is it because the latter means their marriage was publicly authorized by the Anglican Archbishop? Can somebody clarify the reason for me?