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BILL

TO

Amend the Sovereign Grant Act 2011; amend the succession to the title of the
Duke of Cornwall; re-distribute the Duchy of Cornwall estate; and to remove
the requirement for a Parliament to obtain Queen or Prince’s consent to
consideration of bills passing through Parliament.

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:—

1 Amendment to the Sovereign Grant Act 2011

(1) Section 1 of the Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (the sovereign grant) is amended as
follows.

(2) In subsection (2), after “Her Majesty’s” insert “and the Duke of Cornwall’s”.

(3) 5After subsection (2), insert the following new subsections—

(2A) The Sovereign Grant may only be used to fund official Royal travel for
persons who are one of the six persons next in the line of Succession to
the Crown.

(2B) “Official Royal travel” in subsection (2A) means—

(a) 10travel by air and rail by members of the Royal Family in
pursuance of their official duties;

(b) travel by air and rail by senior members of the Royal Family
between official residences;

(c) travel by air and rail by staff of the Royal Households where the
15journeys are undertaken directly in connection with the official
duties of Members of the Royal Family.

2 Amendments to the Duchy of Cornwall estate

(1) A Charter of 1337 shall be read as follows.

(2) Where the Charter refers to the title of the Duke of Cornwall being inherited by
20eldest sons of the Monarch, who are heir apparent, this shall be amended to

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read that the title of the Duke of Cornwall shall be passed to the eldest child of
the monarch regardless of their gender.

(3) The assets and property of the Duchy of Cornwall shall be transferred to and
shall vest in a public trust for the benefit of the people of Cornwall and the Isles
5of Scilly.

(4) The Secretary of State may by order make provision as to the public trust
established under subsection (3).

3 Removal of Queen and Prince’s Consent

Nothing in any rule of law, or the law, or practice of Parliament shall require a
10Parliament to seek the consent of the Monarch, the Prince of Wales, the Duke
of Cornwall or the Prince Regent to the consideration of public bills which pass
through Parliament.

4 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the Rights of the Sovereign and the Duchy of Cornwall
15Act 2013.

(2) Save for the provisions of subsection (3), this Act comes into force on the day
on which it is passed.

(3) Section 2(3) shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by
order made by statutory instrument appoint.

(4) 20This Act extends to the United Kingdom.

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