The marriage was, however, already doomed to failure. Henry and Anne had met before their marriage, on New Year’s Day. It is commonly thought that Henry was disappointed in Anne’s appearance but it is more than likely she found her 'different' with her German clothing and mannerisms. On 24th of June, only six months after their wedding Anne was ordered to leave the court. The marriage was annulled on the grounds that Anne was still betrothed to Francis of Lorraine and that her union with Henry remained unconsummated.
Anne willingly (and wisely) agreed to the annulment, and she received a generous settlement as a result.
She became “the King’s Beloved Sister” and was given both Richmond Palace and Hever Castle.