MPs have launched a fresh appeal to change British laws that discriminate against any daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton becoming Queen
MP’s are today challenging the country’s 300 year-old rule of primogeniture, under which a younger male sibling automatically supersedes the eldest daughter in line to the throne.
Ministers believe this is the opportune time to introduce a reform as there is currently no dispute over future succession with Prince Charles in line to take the throne,followed by his eldest son Prince William.
Keith Vaz, Labour chairman of the home affairs select committee, says: ‘Britain is an egalitarian country and this should be reflected in our succession rules. Mr Vaz introduced a Commons motion to bring in a Bill declaring there should be no distinction between the sexes in determining the succession to the Crown.
‘Most mothers would be astonished if their sons were given preference over their daughters’, he said. ‘I’m sure Miss Middleton would be in the same position.’
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