New Succession Rules for United Kingdom and its realms

April 2, 2015

According to The Royal Forums:

The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 came into effect…March 26…

Marriage to Roman Catholics is now allowed while retaining rights to the throne (the monarch must be Anglican however).

Several members of the extended royal family will see the new Act impact upon their succession rights: Prince Michael of Kent, who lost his place upon marriage to a Catholic in 1978, is put back into the line of succession in position 42. The Earl of St Andrews, elder son of the Duke of Kent, also regains his succession rights, popping back in the line at position 30.

To read the entire article on The Royal Forums, please click here.

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