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Volume 229: debated on Thursday 4 May 1876

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asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether, in his opinion, Sir Bernard Burke was correct in advising the Corporation of Dublin that the proper style and title of Her Majesty to be used in their congratulatory Address includes the words Empress of India, as stated in the newspapers of the 2nd instant?

In my opinion, there is nothing in the Royal Proclamation which would warrant the placing of the style and titles of the Crown, with the addition of "Empress of India," on an Address presented to Her Majesty by her subjects in this country.