The Human Rights Act 1998 does not require the UK to change the law so as to admit illegitimate children to the line of succession to the Crown. The UK’s interpretative declaration in respect of Articles 9 and 10 of the European Convention on the Legal Status of Children Born out of Wedlock is compatible with the Act.
This information is not readily accessible and if it exists could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
UK law already conforms with the provisions of the Convention and therefore no such steps are necessary. The declaration simply confirms our understanding of the effect of Articles 9 and 10 of the Convention.