It is considered that nowadays gender discrimination in the monarchy exists, so serious changes should be done in order to modify this situation.
All sixteen Commonwealth realms agreed on the changes last year but the declaration came right after the announcement that the duchess ofCambridgeis pregnant.
Changes will soon be accepted as now the realms have sent official letters of consent to the government of New Zealand.
Male primogeniture now gives male heirs the advantage over females when talking about the ascent to the throne no matter if the boy was or was not the first born child in the family.
The amendment, which will be known as Succession to the Crown Bill will be in favour of heirs who marry a Roman Catholic as they are now being expelled from the line of succession and future changes will stop this practice.
Speaking on the topic the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “People across the realms of the Commonwealth will be celebrating the news that the Duke and Duchess ofCambridgeare expecting their first child. ”We can also all celebrate that whether the baby is a boy or a girl, they will have an equal claim to the throne.”
He promised that the new bill will be introduced to the House of Commons as soon as possible but the procedure is in fact going to be a time-consuming process because changes to the current law include alterations to a range of long-established legislation, which includes the Bill of Rights and Coronation Oath Act of 1688, the Act of Settlement 1701, and the Union with Scotland Act 1706.
This means that probably the rest of the Commonwealth realms will make their own modifications to the law before the UK manages to do so.
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