The House of Lords Act 1999 provides that no one may be a member of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage1. This exclusion from membership applies to all those who were formerly members of the House by virtue of a hereditary peerage, unless they are excepted2. The general exclusion covers:
(1) members of the Royal Family with the right to sit and vote in the House (the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and the Earl of Wessex);
(2) first holders of
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