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ARTICLE 29. The King has the power to 
make treaties. Treaties involving changes 
in the tariff or in any law of the 
Kingdom shall -be referred for approval 
to the legislative assembly. The King 
appoints public ministers, who shall be 
commissioned, accredited, and instructed 
agreeably to the usage and law of 
nations.
ARTICLE 30. It is the King's prerogative to 
receive and acknowledge public 
ministers; to inform the legislative 
assembly by royal message, from time to 
time, of the state of the Kingdom, and to 
recommend to its consideration such 
measures as he shall judge necessary and 
expedient.
ARTICLE 31. The person of the King is 
inviolable and sacred. His ministers are 
responsible. To the King belongs the 
executive power. All laws that have 
passed the legislative assembly shall re-
quire His Majesty's signature, in order to 
their validity.
ARTICLE 32. Whenever, upon the de-
cease of the reigning sovereign, the heir 
shall be less than 18 years of age, the 
royal power shall be exercised by a regent 
or council of regency, as hereinafter pro-
vided.
ARTICLE 33. It shall be lawful for the 
King at anytime when he may be about 
to absent himself from the Kingdom, to 
appoint a regent or council of regency, 
"who shall administer the Government in 
his name; and likewise the King may, by 
his last will and testament, appoint a re-
gent or council of regency to administer 
the Government during the minority of 
any heir to the throne; and should a sov-
ereign decease, leaving a minor heir, and 
having made no last will and testament, 
the cabinet council at the time of such 
decease shall be a council of regency until 
the legislative assembly, which shall be 
called immediately, may be assembled, and 
the legislative assembly immediately that 
it is assembled shall proceed to choose 
by ballot a regent or council of regency, 
who shall administer the Government in 
the name of the King, and exercise all the 
powers which are constitutionally vested 
in the King, until he shall have attained 
the age of 18 years, which age is 
declared to be the legal majority of such 
sovereign.
ARTICLE 34. The King is sovereign of all 
the chiefs and of all the people; the 
Kingdom is his.
ARTICLE 35. All titles of honor, orders, and 
other distinctions emanate from the King.
ARTICLE 36. The King coins money and 
regulates the currency by law.
ARTICLE 37. The King, in case of in-
vasion or rebellion, can place the whole 
Kingdom or any part of it under martial 
law.


ARTICLE 29. The King has the power to 
make treaties. Treaties involving changes 
in the tariff or in any law of the 
Kingdom, shall be referred for approval 
to the Legislature. The King appoints 
public ministers, who shall be commis-
sioned, accredited, and instructed agree-
ably to the usage and law of nations.
ARTICLE 30. It is the King's prerogative to 
receive and acknowledge public 
ministers; to inform the Legislature by 
royal message, from time to time, of the 
state of the Kingdom, and to recommend 
to its consideration such measures as he 
shall judge necessary and expedient.
ARTICLE 31. The person of the King is 
inviolable and sacred. His ministers are 
responsible. To the King and the cabinet 
belongs the executive power. All laws that 
have passed the Legislature shall require 
His Majesty's signature, in order to their 
validity, except as provided in article 48.
ARTICLE 32. Whenever, upon the de-
cease of the reigning sovereign, the heir 
shall be less than 18 years of age, the 
royal power shall be exercised by a regent 
or council of regency, as hereinafter pro-
vided.
ARTICLE 33. It shall be lawful for the 
King at any time when be may be about 
to absent himself from the Kingdom, to 
appoint a regent or council of regency, 
who shall administer the Government in 
his name; and likewise the King may, by 
his last will and testament, appoint are-
gent or council of regency to administer 
the Government during the minority of 
any heir to the throne; and should a sov-
ereign decease, leaving a minor heir, and 
having made no last will and testament, 
the cabinet at the time of such decease 
shall be a council of regency until the 
Legislature, which shall be called imme-
diately, be assembled, and the Legislature 
immediately that it is assembled shall 
proceed to choose by ballot a regent or 
council of regency, who shall administer 
the Government in the name of the King, 
and exorcise all the powers which are 
vested in the King, until such heir shall 
have attained the age of 18 years, which 
age is declared to be the legal majority of 
such sovereign.
ARTICLE 34. The King is sovereign of all 
the chiefs and of all the people.
ARTICLE 35. All titles of honor, orders, and 
other distinctions emanate from the. King.
ARTICLE 36. The King coins money and 
regulates the currency by law.
ARTICLE 37. The King, in case of in-
vasion or rebellion, can place the whole 
Kingdom or any part of it under martial 
law.

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