Law of succession

Law of succession

Laws of succession govern the order of succession to various monarchies. Some laws of succession include:

Current monarchies

United Kingdom

*British succession
**Act of Settlement 1701


*Norwegian Law of Succession


*1924 Palace Law of Succession


*Line of succession to the Spanish throne

Former monarchies


*Kings of France
**Salic law
* Legitimist claimants to the throne of France
* Orléanist claimants to the throne of France
* Bonapartist claimants to the throne of France
* Jacobite claimants to the throne of France


*Line of succession to the Hawaiian throne


*Russian law of succession 1797
**Line of succession to the Russian throne




*Agnatic succession
*Elective monarchy
*Proximity of blood

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