Saturday, October 29, 2011

British Monarchy Enters the 21st Century

The British commonwealth is finally ending the practice of male primogeniture, meaning first-born daughters will now inherit ahead of their younger brothers.  The Scandinavian monarchies made that change decades ago.

While the change, which has the support of Buckingham Palace, has officially been prompted by the recent marriage of Prince William to the former Kate Middleton, I can't help noticing that Queen Elizabeth's daughter, Princess Anne, is older than Prince Andrew.  Thus, such a change could move Sarah Ferguson's spawn farther from the throne. 

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