Royal Assent

Royal Assent is the Monarch's agreement to make a Bill into an Act of Parliament. The Monarch actually has the right to refuse Royal Assent but nowadays this does not happen and the Royal Assent is a formality.


Further information on this subject can be found from the following links.

About Parliament: Bill stages

About Parliament: Passage  of a Bill

Acts of Parliament (Legislation.gov.uk website)

Related glossary term: Bills

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