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    The British Monarchy - Official site covers the monarch's role and the history of the monarchy; gives biographies of the Royal Family, tourist information for Royal Palaces and the Royal Collection

    The Act of Settlement (1700) - Though modified, in part, by the subsequent Act of Settlement passed in the next year, the 1700 Act remains in force as part of the British Constitution outlining the rules governing the monarchy.

    The role of the British Monarch - Short essay on the Queen's role in the British constitution.

    Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee - Official site. Features events and information about celebrations of HM The Queen's 50th anniversary on the throne.

    Privy Council Office - Advises on the exercise of prerogative powers and certain functions assigned to the Queen including.affairs of charities and companies who are incorporated by Royal Charter. Also in respect of certain statutory regulatory bodies covering a number of professions and in the world of higher education.

    Act Establishing the Coronation Oath, 1689 - Text of the Coronation Oath in use to this day.

    The Royal Marriage Act, 1772 - Act requiring the consent of the Soverign before a member of the Royal Family can marry.

    1917 Proclamation - Issued by King George V declaring that the Royal Family would be known as the House of WIndsor.

    Bill of Rights, 1689 - An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown. Re-established the monarchy as a result of the Glorious Revolution following Cromwell's Commonwealth.

    Privy Council: Let's abolish this absurdity - Roy Hattersley, a member of the privy council explains its function and calls for the ending of the odd circle which surrounds the monarch in this article for the Guardian newspaper.

    The Act of Settlement (1701) - Text of the Act which restricts the royal succession to Protestants.

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