Rules of Royal Succession - Political and Constitutional Reform Committee Contents

Annex 2: Relevant statute law

Statutes relevant to succession to the throne include the following:

i.  Coronation Oath Act 1688

ii.  Bill of Rights 1689

iii.  Act of Settlement 1701

iv.  Act of Union 1707

v.  Princess Sophia's Precedence Act 1711

vi.  Royal Marriages Act 1772

vii.  Union with Ireland Act 1800

viii.  Accession Declaration Act 1910

ix.  Statute of Westminster 1931

x.  Regency Act 1937

Note: Some of the earlier statutes are sometimes cited as from a year earlier (eg Bill of Rights 1688), because of the old-style dating convention under which the new year began on 25 March.


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