Defining Queens most Excellent Majesty

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From: Darren Lowe

29 September 2011

Dear House of Lords,

Is the Queen's most Excellent Majesty referring to Queen Elizabeth
II of Windsor? Are these two parties one and the same, and which
documents tell me this? With reference to Acts on
www.legislation.gov.uk, to whom does this term refer to, "Be it
enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty"? Is this indeed
Queen Elizabeth II of Windsor, which one would assume, and where is
it the name defined in your legislation?

Yours faithfully,

Darren Lowe

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29 September 2011

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Matt Kane left an annotation (29 September 2011)

Quote-marks 1) Yes. 2) We've only got one queen.

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R Wright left an annotation ( 1 October 2011)

Quote-marks The death of George VI and the accession of Elizabeth II is recorded in the Lords Hansard for 6 February 1952:

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords...

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From: FOI LORDS
House of Lords

5 October 2011

Dear Mr. Lowe,

 

Thank you for your enquiry to the House of Lords Administration.

 

The phrase “the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty” (or “the King’s most
excellent Majesty”) appears in the enacting clause in Acts of
Parliament.  It refers to the reigning monarch at the time of the
enactment.

Information relating to the present QueenÂ’s Accession and public
proclamation as Queen Elizabeth II in February 1952 can be found on the
official website of the British Monarchy at: 

 

[1]http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCe...

 

The Royal Household would be better placed to answer enquiries about the
QueenÂ’s title.  Contact details can be found at:

 

[2]http://www.royal.gov.uk/Contactus/Contac...

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Frances Grey

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