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United Kingdom Changes It's Rules of Succession

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United Kingdom Changes It's Rules of Succession

Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 28th, 2011, 5:38 pm

Now if a girl is born first, then she and not any brother that might come next will be the heir. Also the rule against marrying Catholics has been removed.

Now does this change the current succession, with Andrew and his kids, and Edward and his kids ahead of Anne and her kids? Anne was born after Charles but before her other brothers. The article didn't address that. Nor if Prince Michael of Kent and his family has been put back in the line of succession. He was removed for marrying a Catholic.

http://news.yahoo.com/girl-british-roya ... 51289.html

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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 28th, 2011, 7:04 pm

No, Anne stays as she was in the line of succession. It only affects the children of the Prince of Wales, so if William and Kate have a daughter first, she will be queen even if she has a younger brother.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 28th, 2011, 7:15 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]No, Anne stays as she was in the line of succession. It only affects the children of the Prince of Wales, so if William and Kate have a daughter first, she will be queen even if she has a younger brother.[/quote]

Thanks for answering that! :)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri October 28th, 2011, 7:41 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]No, Anne stays as she was in the line of succession. It only affects the children of the Prince of Wales, so if William and Kate have a daughter first, she will be queen even if she has a younger brother.[/quote]

That's what I thought was happening, but this Guardian article says otherwise, unless they got it wrong:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/2 ... y-approved
It says Anne moves up to fourth.

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Post by SGM » Fri October 28th, 2011, 7:44 pm

"England Changes its Rules of Succession

No. The United Kingdom changes its rules of succession and even the UK could only do this with the consent of the other Commonwealth countries. Or are you implying that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are keeping the old law of succession? In fact, the monarchy in this country has only been strictly hereditary since 1701 and had it not been for Salic Law (which is not applicable in the UK), Queen Victoria would have retained the crown of Hanover. Mind you without Salic Law, the Valois might never have got the crown of France.

This has been on the table for more than a few years but always needed Commonwealth agreement and the legal complexities are immense.

However, it was really really good to hear the Prime Minister of the UK introduced properly as the Right Honourable David Cameron -- not Prime Minister Cameron, something which has increasingly annoyed me since the term was coined outside this realm some years ago.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 28th, 2011, 8:17 pm

Wow, my bad sorry, I've changed it to the PROPER title.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 28th, 2011, 8:22 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]That's what I thought was happening, but this Guardian article says otherwise, unless they got it wrong:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/2 ... y-approved
It says Anne moves up to fourth.[/quote]

I've been to the official website of the British Monarchy and there's actually nothing about this change on it as of now, odd considering!

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Post by Ken » Fri October 28th, 2011, 8:37 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]That's what I thought was happening, but this Guardian article says otherwise, unless they got it wrong:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/2 ... y-approved
It says Anne moves up to fourth.[/quote]

As usual with anything in the Guardian, they got it wrong!!! :(

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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 28th, 2011, 9:05 pm

Yes, it was definitely on the news tonight that Anne does not move up the queue! It just affects Prince William and onwards.
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri October 28th, 2011, 9:39 pm

The law hasn't been changed officially yet. But it is in the works. I think these are good changes.

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