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Re: The Removal of Titles Bill - pending
I was not intending to infer that the monarch could rescind a title without consent of parliament. However, the fact hereditary titles have been given does lay open the option that they can be also removed in a reverse procedure. The fact that this has never previously happened, and that there's thus neither precedent nor explicit legal prohibition against it happening, means that a silence can be interpreted in more than one way going forward. I would add also, the future intentions of the next monarch may also be indicated by his silence so far (or from what I've read) on the reinstatement of the Edinburgh ducal title for his younger brother. A paring back of royal dukedoms that may continue in a new reign.
Actually that is not correct. It currently requires an Act of Parliament to strip a title from anyone, including members of the royal family. The Sovereign may be the font of all titles, but that font only runs one-way.
I haven't been following this very closely but it sounds like this bill is aimed at changing that.
In any event Charles will clean house when his own time comes whether that bill exists in law or not. The monarch can take what the previous monarch originally gave within the family.