The Queen will approve law that will allow the royal baby to take the throne if it’s a girl
Kate Middleton’s baby bump has been making political waves even before it’s arrived and more so if it’s a girl. On Monday evening the Succession to the Crown Bill was passed by Parliament and approved by the House of Lords leaving just the Queen to give the Royal Assent to allow the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first born to take the throne regardless of its gender.
Along with 15 other countries in the Commonwealth, where the Queen is head of state, the British government have agreed to change the current law that allows male heirs supremacy to the throne.
A new law that is set to be passed will allow Kate Middleton’s baby to one day reign, whether a boy or a girl. And it’s about time too!
The new bill was introduced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who said: ‘This is a truly historic moment. I am proud the British Parliament has taken this step to end centuries of religious and gender discrimination.’
Despite this triumph for female royals, the UK is flagging behind other nations such as Australia and Canada who have already changed the law. But it’s not just gender equality that will be achieved, the new bill will also allow royals who marry Roman Catholics to succeed to the Crown.
Anyone else secretly hoping Kate Middleton has a girl?
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