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Legislation (Wales) Act 2019

Section 11 – References to the Sovereign

79.Section 11 is intended to ensure that references to the Sovereign in Assembly Acts and Welsh subordinate instruments remain up to date. Where legislation refers to the monarch, it usually does so by reference to the individual reigning at the time when the legislation is enacted. It may therefore refer to “the Queen” or “the King” or to “His Majesty” or “Her Majesty”. In the event of a change of Sovereign, this section will operate in relation to such references so that they continue to apply to the current monarch.

80.Section 11 has effect except to the extent that express provision is made to the contrary or the context requires otherwise. It corresponds to section 10 of the 1978 Act.

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