A more modern crown: changing the rules of succession in the Commonwealth Realms

  title={A more modern crown: changing the rules of succession in the Commonwealth Realms},
  author={J. Hunter},
  journal={Commonwealth Law Bulletin},
  pages={423 - 466}
  • J. Hunter
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Sociology
  • Commonwealth Law Bulletin
The prime ministers of the 16 Commonwealth Realms with Her Majesty as Head of State have agreed to amend the rules of succession to allow the Sovereign’s first-born child to inherit regardless of gender and end the exclusion of those who marry Catholics from the line of succession. This paper traces the historical developments that led to the creation of these rules, examines the origins and continued existence of the constitutional convention requiring unanimous consent of the Realms… Expand
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