642. Disclaimer of hereditary peerage.

Any person who succeeds to a peerage of England, Scotland, Great Britain or the United Kingdom may disclaim that peerage for life1. The disclaimer of a peerage is irrevocable and its effect is to divest him (and, if he is married, his spouse) of all right or interest to or in the peerage and all titles, rights, offices, privileges and precedence attaching to it, and to relieve him of all obligations and disabilities arising from it, but does not accelerate the succession to that peerage nor affect its devolution on his death