Ecclesiastical Law Journal


Succession to the Crown Bill: Possible Untoward Effects?

Bob Morris

Honorary Senior Research Associate, Constitution Unit, University College London

This Comment asks whether, in the light of early parliamentary proceedings, the Succession to the Crown Bill risks any untoward, unintended practical consequences, and considers what, if any, may be among the longer-term, less direct implications for Church establishment in England.


  • royal succession;
  • Supreme Governor;
  • primogeniture;
  • Catholic marriages