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Succession to the Crown Bill [HL]


Succession to the Crown Bill [HL]

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A

Bill

To

Make provision about succession to the Crown and about Royal marriages.                                 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Succession to the Crown

(1)   

In determining the line of succession to the Crown and to all rights, privileges

and dignities belonging thereto no account shall be taken of gender,

notwithstanding any previous custom or rule of law to the contrary.

(2)   

This section is subject to the Act of Settlement (1700 c. 2).

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Roman Catholic consorts

(1)   

The Bill of Rights (1 Will. & Mar. Sess. 2 c. 2) is amended as follows.

(2)   

In section 1, in the paragraph starting “Upon which their said Majestyes did

accepte the crowne”, omit the words “or shall marry a papist” and “or

marrying”

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(3)   

The Act of Settlement is amended as follows.

(4)   

In section 2 (The persons inheritable by this Act, holding communion with the

church of Rome, incapacitated as by the former Act; to take the oath at their

coronation, according to Stat 1, W & M c 6), omit the words “or shall marry a

papist”.

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(5)   

The Union with Scotland Act 1706 (c. 11) is amended as follows.

(6)   

In Article II (Succession to the monarchy), omit the words “and persons

marrying papists” and the words “or person marrying a papist”.

(7)   

The Union with England Act 1707 (c. 7) is amended as follows.

(8)   

In Article II, omit the words “and persons marrying papists” and the words “or

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person marrying a papist”.

 
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Succession to the Crown Bill [HL]

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Royal marriages

The Royal Marriages Act 1772 (12 Geo. 3 c. 11) is repealed.

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Effect

(1)   

This Act does not affect any succession to the Crown before the date on which

this Act was passed.

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(2)   

This Act affects the order of succession to the Crown in the event of the death

of Her present Majesty.

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Repeals

The Schedule sets out repeals.

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Short title and extent

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(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Succession to the Crown Act 2005.

(2)   

This Act extends to the United Kingdom only.

 
 

Succession to the Crown Bill [HL]
Schedule — Repeals

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Schedule

Section 5

 

Repeals

 

Short title and chapter

Extent of repeal

 
 

Bill of Rights (1 Will. & Mar.

In section 1­, the words “or shall marry a papist”

 
 

Sess. 2 c. 2)

and “or marrying”.

 

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Act of Settlement (1700 c. 2)

In section 2, the words “or shall marry a papist”.

 
 

Union with Scotland Act 1706

In Article II, the words “and persons marrying

 
 

(c. 11)

papists” and the words “or person marrying a

 
   

papist”.

 
 

Union with England Act 1707

In Article II, the words “and persons marrying

 

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(c. 7)

papists” and the words “or person marrying a

 
   

papist”.

 
 

Royal Marriages Act 1772

The whole Act.

 
 

(12 Geo. 3 c. 11)

   
 

 

 
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