Commentary

3.3 Change by Act of Parliament, royal licence

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3.3 Change by Act of Parliament, royal licence

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3.3 Change by Act of Parliament, royal licence

Change of name by Act of Parliament is a procedure rarely used for the change of a surname; it is said to be one of the possible methods for change of a name1, and may be specifically directed as the method for compliance with a name and arms clause2.

A grant of a licence may be made at the discretion of the sovereign, acting on the advice of the Home Secretary. Such a grant will not generally be made for a change of surname only, and accordingly is essentially restricted to applications for

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