Comments Sought on Change to Royal Peerage Policy in Corpora

The Board of Directors seeks comments on a proposed change to Corpora, clarifying circumstances under which the BoD can waive the usual requirements of a completed reign in order to bestow a Royal Peerage. Greetings unto the esteemed members of the Society:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I present to you the following request for commentary on a possible change to Corpora.

Corpora IV.C.2 currently reads as follows:

The royal pair must attend their Coronation or Investiture, preside over the Royal Lists to select their successors, and attend the Coronation or Investiture of their successors. They must also attend such other events as may be dictated by the laws of their realm. Should extreme and extraordinary circumstances, such as death, prevent a Crown, heir to the Crown, Coronet, or heir to the Coronet, from completing the these requirements, the Board of Directors may, upon substantial petition, and on a case by case basis, waive these requirements to allow the bestowing of a royal peerage or royal title.

In light of several situations that have arisen in the recent past in which Crowns have been unable to complete all of the requirements listed above for reasons the Board considered sufficient and extraordinary, but which did not involve death, the Board requests comment on the idea of removing the phrase "such as death" from the above passage.

Please send your commentary to comments@sca.org, or in hardcopy form to:

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

Commentary will be due no later than January 1, 2004.

You may also email comments@sca.org