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Re: The Removal of Titles Bill - pending
Perhaps, and perhaps not. In my perception, what you state is the ostensible reason for the Bill but...it also certainly opens up the future right of the sovereign to remove a title within the family that they themselves granted initially. What can be given, can and should just as logically be easily removed.
This bill has been instigated, I believe, over the disquiet relating to a life peerage given to a Russian donor to the Conservative Party. It is not related to any member of the Royal Family.
There is presently a member's bill in the House of Commons, headed under the title "The Removal of Titles Bill", which would allow the reigning monarch to initiate the removal of a title of nobility. To quote the most relevant description from the official site linked here: "..To provide that such removals can be done by the Monarch on their own initiative or following a recommendation of a joint committee of Parliament; and for connected purposes." It's still in early stages since it has to pass more than one reading in both Commons and Lords it seems. But assuming it does in fact so pass....any thoughts from readers here as to who and when the provisions of this Bill would first be used by, and against which person of title, either familial or non-familial? https://https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3289