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PRO-GERMAN DUKES, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915
OUGHT TO BE DEALT WITH, J\ctontioii >.< l British and Ir.ah titles by forri.qn ppr.soniigcs cniniwl in the w.rr naaiiua Britain is a ouestion wiuVh is i.o be rcs-envd for- consideration nfkT the vnr is a; .in end. This cicrifiion was Mr Asquii.h'. l ! reply to ;t pnrli.iru'jiitary question by Mr .v.vift MacNcill, who iislced what- steps would be tnkon io .wtiure that th» Duke <>f Ciimbei'lanri aurl tho Biikc of Albany, who ,iro in command of troops in t,h<> (jrTiTian am\v, should v.o longer retain their United Kingdom Mr Afjuith stipnle-mented the Govc;rmr.«nt dcby «i:itiiu; that nn writ of summons has -bcsi) issued to either duke during i-M war. What outriit to take place afk-r tlw war is a mnlU-r which will b* considered in dvia virii^This i-]Witv-vn by Mr Kvdft 'McNeill ncise? some int'-rcsting points. It is tftliod ia-.r th,-,t " no Vra-v of tha> rc-ahn can drown or exi<:r.gnirh his hor.or wliich fa fixed m the blood." In ether words, he cannot, by hie own act, alter or affect the status of his deKtfiutant.i; ho cannot' pat rid r 't his pncr,ajre or dest-rsiy it, NeitKot tho Kiu,? nor tht House of Lord,"; can forf it t 1 a j it % r&er ir tomict d i roup t tii it; <if ti>eajji ha V>> on i i ? hlo of ttintr otinf *«* n nib«i id iflmi rtlv "/yis o*o lx r r t 1 <1 to i ome iha iiMnl ni cf «ur i lj i'tonrf the prrc ~> f thf I r is o pr<r>, i"ic (It »' i p n bfi oi\iojfd tN r i'd ?f 1 hp(ni f " p lit #d t-o then wilt ir>d t t ] t Hot « f it th !nr t j tt in in ppear new \ i n 1 i'hV t t \ct of Prh ti !<• t* tn! F 1 i bri c Itj bi but o } i di i In thf r i of Fd i ii\ ( » r v c ii Tt J r f Tf'fofl dciin d<i i f i t )h ( i it vi * run hj i i ' t 1 li 1 i ♦ n h' r ct t > ir i 1 rrjii \ i k hj ii i i a <~l 11 f 1f ft 1 11 11 1 lllt 71 t 'ill' ( <i i> c iiw li hi f \ "re \ l\ iid c ir i ivit c\krt r ? cr hj 111 nttn in< T m I at - I Id ijc tir tc as por I« V l< n j if sftp «hort ci hj run ill i tt) s (s rot dcjino I nd I ,< r t- hi*< nh ob 3 <cit m f 1/ T-< d II J) 1- f lib u i on n 'ti K'ncr If a on i IV* nd i i rf ] tlm t(* ItuJ- ft ] d jib r i ]hn i t >r ( ur i*" 1 ' He i r ii i h<: r 1 o f » II -I' il i 1 , rr j i Ir n < \ on chj ci f < i ' 1- i 1 ft' ci T> T r ■" <, ' I n i Oi i \ iis th t T> ' f \lrii id mrtxric 1 In l f He ci of \\aP" I \ rmnt He n r 1 n I <J¥ Tnf> Dni'- <- f imc rl^tu 1 to i #r nl coub nof Is.il f f th* n of the 1 ''e Knit cr Hoprnfi and n rr td I rm es=» ITi <i D nuw He t« a e cntril in the Ti i hj Armj I i <i ivr lenh t« a quest on re "in 1 n-f T'lti hj p to uermf n 6no j" te \fp Wo d 6?>o tha tnc ar nut l , to TJnchcsa o' Meol lonl StreHtz has be«n suspended. The annmties to Christian ( and Princess Honry of are being paid, the*e prinpesHes "banc British subjects resident in. the tjnit-ed Kingdom. In the cape of the Duchess of Edinburgh, it -was held, as stated in 1893 by th« then Solicitar-Gens-ra.l in ilia Hottss of Commons, thai the late Iktlre did not k«sa liis British nationality by taking the oath of elltgianoe 6fi Piil«? of Saxe-Cohurir. r.nd Itse payment- of tha annuity to the DuchftM is being continu«l in'view of litis fact •find of th? terms of the treaty between Great Britain and Enssia on Jann»rv 22, 1874.
PRO-GERMAN DUKES, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915
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