Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Throne of England

It's being called "the Downton Abbey conundrum" by the British press. Should Britain's primogeniture law be changed to give a daughter born to Prince William and Kate Middleton the same right to the throne as a son? The bias against daughters inheriting family estates was a major plot line in the recent "Masterpiece Theatre" television drama, but this issue involves the throne of England, and as the royal nuptials draw nearer, the issue has taken on some urgency, at least in political circles. Earlier this week, Prime Minister David Cameron said he supported a change to the law. - Mackenzie Carpenter

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