Royal Succession Act 2013

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Substantive provisions

5 Precedence of younger brothers over older sisters in relation to succession to the Crown abolished


In the determination of the succession to the Crown, no regard is to be had to the sex of any person born after 12 noon on 29 October 2011 (New Zealand daylight time).


The rule of law by which a younger brother or a descendant of his has, in relation to succession to the Crown, precedence over an older sister or a descendant of hers is abolished to the extent that it conflicts with subsection (1).