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XXV TABLE OF PRECEDENCE PRECEDENCE is always derived from the father, or husband, except in the case of a Peeress in her own right. A Dowager Peeress, or Baronetess, while a widow, takes precedence of the wife of the incumbent of the title. The children of a living Peer, or Baronet, have precedence above the children of the previous possessor, or possessors, of the title. THE SOVEREIGN. The KING. Prince of Wales. Sovereign's Younger Sons. Grandsons. ,, Brothers. Uncles. Nephews. Archbishop of Canterbury. Lord High Chancellor. Archbishop of York. Lord Chancellor of Ireland, if of Baronial rank. Chancellor of Ireland, if not of Baronial rank. High Treasurer (when ex-.. isting). ( If of Baro- ,, President of the Council. ,, Privy Seal. Great Chamberlain.* ,, Great Chamberlain. 'N High Constable (when ex. j isting). Earl Marshal. Lord High Admiral (when ex- isting). Steward of the Household. ,, Chamberlain ,, Dukes of England. ,, Scotland. ,, Great Britain. Ireland. the United Kingdom, and of Ireland, created since the Union. t Foreign Ministers and Envoys. Eldest Sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal. Marquesses of England. ,, Scotland. ,, Great Britain. ,, Ireland. the United Kingdom, and of Ireland, created since the Union. Eldest Sons of Dukes. Earls of England. nial rank. Above all Peers of their own degree. MEN. Earls of Scotland. Great Britain. ,, Ireland. ,, the United Kingdom, and of Ireland, created since the Union. Younger Sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal. Marquesses' Eldest Sons. Dukes' Younger Sons. Viscounts of England. ,, Scotland. ,, Great Britain. ,, Ireland. the United Kingdom, and of Ire- land, created since the Union. Earls' Eldest Sons. Marquesses' Younger Sons. Bishop of London. Durham. ,, Winchester. English Bishops according to seniority of con- secration. Irish Bishops Consecrated prior to the Irish Church Act of 1869, according to seniority of Consecration.! Secretaries of State, if of Baronial rank. Barons of England. ,, Scotland. Great Britain. Ireland. the United Kingdom, and of Ireland, created since the Union. Lords of Appeal in Ordinary rank with Barons according to the date of their Patents. Speaker of the House of Commons. Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal (when existing). Treasurer of the Household. Comptroller ,, Master of the Horse. Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. Secretaries of State, being under Baronial rank.

  • When in actual performance of official duty.

t These have not any claim to precedence, but for many years past they have been admitted to rank after Dukes. t In Ireland the Prelates of the Protestant Episcopalian Church and of the Roman Catholic Church have, among themselves (according to seniority o consecration or translation), the same precedenc as that of the Archbishops and Bishops of the Established Church of Ireland before the passing of the Irish Church Act in 1869.