Caving to egalitarian pressure, the UK ends male primogeniture in royal succession

April 29, 2013

According to the BBC:

“A bill which ends succession to the Crown based on gender has become law.

“It means the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child could become monarch, regardless of whether it is a boy or a girl.

“Under the previous law, dating back to 1701, women were superseded by their brothers in succession even if they were the first born….”

Please click here for the full article in BBC News.

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Queen Elizabeth on her coronation day in 1953, with Prince Philip

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