Will the UK Abolish Royal Consent on New Laws?

March 27, 2014

According to The Telegraph:

The role of the Queen and Prince of Wales in signing off new laws is “arcane and complex” and could be abolished, MPs have said.

The Commons’ Political and Constitutional Reform committee warned that the process is “fuelling speculation” that the monarchy has an “undue influence”….

“Its existence could be regarded as a matter of courtesy between the three parts of Parliament. Whether this is a compelling justification for its continuance is a matter of opinion.”

Buckingham Palace has described the process as a “long-established convention”….

To read the full article in The Telegraph, please click here.

The Queen and Prince Philip in the procession through the Royal Gallery on their way to the chamber of the House of Lords, as part of the State Opening of Parliament.  May 25, 2010. Photo by UK Parliament

The Queen and Prince Philip in the procession through the Royal Gallery on their way to the chamber of the House of Lords, as part of the State Opening of Parliament. May 25, 2010. Photo by UK Parliament

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share

Previous post:

Next post: