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MORGANATIC MARRIAGE AND THE STATUTE OF WESTMINSTER 1931

EDM (Early Day Motion) 895: tabled on 10 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the wording of the preamble of the Statute of Westminster 1931, which declares `that any alteration in the law touching the Succession to the Throne or the Royal Style and Titles shall hereafter require the assent as well as of the Parliaments of all the Dominions as of the Parliament of the United Kingdom', means that any legislation affording His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales a morganatic marriage shall have to be passed identically and simultaneously in parliaments of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, who are specified in the Statute, and that in addition such identical and simultaneous legislation would also have to be passed by the parliaments of all those other sovereign independent states where Her Majesty the Queen is Head of State, namely Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.