Defining Queens most Excellent Majesty
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?
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Dear Mr. Lowe,
Thank you for your enquiry to the House of Lords Administration.
The phrase Â“the QueenÂ’s most Excellent MajestyÂ” (or Â“the KingÂ’s most
excellent MajestyÂ”) appears in the enacting clause in Acts of
Parliament. It refers to the reigning monarch at the time of the
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:
The Royal Household would be better placed to answer enquiries about the
QueenÂ’s title. Contact details can be found at:
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