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Royal Assent
The granting of royal assent refers to the method by which any constitutional monarch formally approves and promulgates an act of his or her nation's parliament, thus making it a law...
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1628
6.7.1628
The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law.
1708
3.11.1708
Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
1867
3.29.1867
Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
1870
5.12.1870
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
1900
7.9.1900
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government.
1999
11.11.1999
The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.