864. Foreign dignities.

Dignities created by foreign Sovereigns are not recognised by law in the United Kingdom, but licences to accept and enjoy them have been granted by the Sovereign by warrant addressed to the Earl Marshal1. A petition stating good reason for leave to bear such a title in England was formerly addressed to the Sovereign and sent to the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the same manner as other petitions for warrants of precedency, change of name and similar matters