Given the passage of two Parliament Acts in the 20th century and the removal of the hereditary peers from the Lords a decade ago, I think the idea of them paying homage at the next coronation is more than out of touch with reality. Plans to make the Upper House elected put the life peers in the same category.
It makes much more sense for homage to be paid by a different group representative of power pockets in the 21st century that owe allegiance in a real and live way. There is also the question of whether the Homage should take place in the Abbey and in the middle of a religious rite at all.
Nellie is correct that, during the 20th century, the peers paid homage by rank, the Senior mounting the steps to the Throne-chair, the rest removing their coronets and kneeling where they stood.
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