If the Sovereign of the United Kingdom were to abdicate in favour of the heir apparent and this were done by instrument without ministerial advice, then there would be a demise of the Crown and the laws of succession
as part of the law of each of the Realms would apply so that the heir apparent became Sovereign in each Realm without the need for separate action in each Realm.
While it gives moral support to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, its assent is not legally necessary for the British Parliament to change the laws of succession
for the United Kingdom, and its assent to a British act does not actually change the laws of succession
really cares if the laws of succession
have been changed so first-born female heirs can inherit the throne?
If such a law had the effect of denying any children access to the throne, the laws of succession
would be altered, and according to the second paragraph of the preamble to the Statute of Westminster, the assent of the Canadian parliament and the parliaments of the Commonwealth that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state would be required.
If an act of parliament is needed, it is unlikely to be unopposed, with MPs raising the future of the monarchy, laws of succession
and disestablishment of the Church of England.
A THE laws of succession
do allow for circumstances where certain people can in effect inherit someone else's tenancy.
Even though Richard had been a terrible king, lived the profligate life with questionable friends, imposed confiscatory taxes on the commoners and nobles alike, Henry Bolingbroke was nor, according to England's laws of succession
, the rightful heir to the throne.