Life Peer (United Kingdom)
In the United Kingdom, life peers are appointed members of the peerage, whose titles cannot be inherited, in contrast to hereditary peers. Nowadays life peerages, always of baronial rank, are created under the Life Peerages Act 1958 and entitle the holders to seats in the House of Lords, presuming they meet qualifications such as age and citizenship. The legitimate children of a life peer take the privilege of children of hereditary peers, being entitled to style themselves with the prefix 'The Honourable'.
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... The formal style for lifepeers is The Rt Hon The Lord/Baroness X"and referred to as Firstname,Baron/Baroness/Lady X" or less formally,"Lord/Baroness/La ... X is often the holder'ssurname at the point of ennoblement,but it need not be ... Lifepeers who,like the actor Laurence Olivier,have achieved wide fame under their original name Firstname Lastname" are often incorrectly referred to as Lord or Lady ...
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