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Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 2013

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Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 2013

A LAW to make provision for succession to the Crown in right of the Bailiwick of Jersey

WHEREAS Her Majesty is Sovereign of the Bailiwick of Jersey, such Realm being anciently part of the Duchy of Normandy, in right of Her illustrious and royal Predecessor, William, Duke of Normandy and King of England;

AND WHEREAS representatives of the other Realms of which Her Majesty is Sovereign agreed on 28th October 2011 to change the rules on succession to the throne and possession of it so as to make succession not depend on gender and to end the disqualification arising from marrying a Roman Catholic;

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        Interpretation

(1)     In Articles 2 and 3 references to “the Sovereign” and to “the Crown” are to the Sovereign and to the Crown in right of the Bailiwick of Jersey.

(2)     References in this Law to any law of the United Kingdom and to any enactment include any law or enactment passed before or after the commencement of this Law.

2        Succession to the Crown

(1)     The death of the Sovereign shall have the effect of transferring all the functions, duties, powers, authorities, rights, privileges and dignities belonging to the Crown to the Sovereign’s successor as determined in accordance with the Act of Settlement 1700 (c.2) of the United Kingdom and any other law of the United Kingdom relating to succession to the Crown.

(2)     Every reference to the Sovereign (however expressed) in any enactment (including this one) or in any document or instrument in force shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be deemed to refer to the Sovereign for the time being.

3        Oaths and solemn affirmations

(1)     Any form of oath in any enactment that refers to the Sovereign (however expressed) shall be deemed to include a reference to the Sovereign’s heirs and successors.

(2)     Any person who takes an oath that is deemed to include a reference to the Sovereign’s heirs and successors under paragraph (1), or who makes a solemn affirmation instead of such an oath, shall be deemed to have taken the oath or made the solemn affirmation with the inclusion of such a reference.

(3)     Paragraph (2) applies regardless of whether the oath was taken, or the solemn affirmation was made, before the commencement of this Law.

(4)     The States may, by Regulations, amend the form of oath in any enactment to include such reference to the Sovereign’s heirs and successors as the States deem appropriate.

4        Regency

Where, under the law of the United Kingdom, the royal functions are being performed in the name and on behalf of the Sovereign by a Regent, the royal functions of the Sovereign in right of the Bailiwick of Jersey shall be performed in the name and on behalf of the Sovereign in right of the Bailiwick of Jersey by that Regent.

5        Citation

This Law may be cited as the Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 2013.

 

 


Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Legislation

Year and No

Commencement

Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 2013

L.14/2013

18 October 2013

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