809. Effect of legitimation and adoption.

The statutory provisions relating to legitimation by extraneous law1 and legitimation by subsequent marriage or civil partnership2 do not affect the succession to any hereditary dignity or title of honour or render any person capable of succeeding to or transmitting a right to succeed to any dignity or title3. Legitimation of the child of a void marriage or a void civil partnership4, so far as it affects the succession to a dignity or title of honour, or the devolution of property settled with it, applies only to children born after 28 October 1959