Line o succession tae the Breetish throne

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The line o succession tae the Breetish throne is the ordered sequence o aw those fowk eligible tae succeed tae the throne o the Unitit Kinrick.

Eligibility[eedit | eedit soorce]

The richt o succession is regulatit bi the Act o Settlement 1701, the Ryal Marriages Act 1772 an common law.[1] The succession is ordered bi male-preference cognatic primogeniture. An individual is in the line o succession if the twa follaein requirements are met:

Line o succession[eedit | eedit soorce]

The leet ablo o persons in line o succession tae the present Queen is limitit tae the Queen's descendants (nummered 1 tae 16) an ithers in the nearest collateral lines, namely, the ither eligible descendants o the sons o George V (nummered 17 tae 51). Persons shawn who are nae in line tae the throne are in italics.

No offeecial, complete version o the line o succession is currently maintained. Ony person's actual poseetion in the line o succession mey chynge as a result o events such as births an daiths.

Notes an soorces:

XC Excludit as Roman Catholics. This exclusion will nae be affectit bi the Succession tae the Croun Act 2013.
MC These fowk wur excludit through marriage tae a Roman Catholic. This exclusion is repealed unner s. 2(2) o the Succession tae the Croun Act 2013, restorin them tae the line o succession ance it comes intae effect.
B leeted bi the offeecial wabsteid o the Breetish Monarchy, "Succession"
D leeted on Debrett's wabsteid (as o 9 August 2013): "The Line of Succession to the British Throne"
W leetit bi Whitaker's Almanack 2013, London: Bloomsbury, ISBN 978-1-4081-7207-0, p. 21
D88 Leeted bi Debretts (1988).[6]
1952 Succession as published on the accession o Queen Elizabeth II in 1952[7]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Legitimacy Act 1926, 10 (1) says, "Nothing in this Act shall affect the Succession to any dignity or title of honour or render any person capable of succeeding to or transmitting a right to succeed to any such dignity or title." The Legitimacy Act 1959, 6 (4) says, "It is hereby declared that nothing in this Act affects the Succession to the Throne."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The governments of the Commonwealth realms have agreed to changes to the line of succession that would see Tane Lewis and Rufus Gilman switch places with their elder sisters Senna and Lyla respectively. Since Tane and Rufus were born after 28 October 2011 (the date of the agreement), they would lose their male preference under the changes.
  3. Albert and Leopold Windsor are listed on The Official Website of the British Monarchy and in the 2013 edition of Whitaker's Almanack as following Estella Taylor (b 2004), not following Lady Amelia Windsor. As they were baptised as Catholics, they are not listed in Debrett's or editions of Whitaker's earlier than 2012.
  4. Lady Helen Taylor is listed on The Official Website of the British Monarchy, Debrett's and Whitaker's as following Lady Amelia Windsor, not following Leopold Windsor.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bogdanor, Vernon (1995). The Monarchy and the Constitution. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-829334-8 p. 42
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Addams Reitwiesner, "Persons eligible to succeed to the British Throne as of 1 Jan 2001"
  3. Announcement of the birth of Mr and Mrs Tindall's first baby, 17 January 2014
  4. "Zara and Mike Tindall's baby named on Twitter". 
  5. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent welcome first grandchild
  6. Williamson, David; Ellis, Patricia, eds. (1988). Debrett's Distinguished People of Today. Debrett's Peerage. p. 61. ISBN 0905649990. First 25 in succession as listed - Viscount [David] Lascelles being the 25th 
  7. "Line of succession to the throne". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 February 1952. Retrieved 24 June 2012.