834. Effect on Parliament of a demise of the Crown.

A demise of the Crown1 does not bring either a Parliament or a session to an end2. However, the two Houses are required to meet as soon as possible after a demise3. If Parliament is sitting when a demise of the Crown takes place, it must immediately proceed to act4 without any formal summons. If it stands adjourned or is prorogued at the time of a demise, it must meet and sit with the least possible delay. Members of both Houses must proceed immediately to Westminster in order to take part in the various ceremonies associated with demise of

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