Equal right to royal women in Britain on anvil

March 27th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, Mar.27 (ANI): Britain could soon witness a historic change in the rules of succession to the throne, including giving royal women an equal right to access the throne.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown held an important meeting with Buckingham Palace in this regard.

According to the BBC, Brown also put forth a resolution to do away with the ban on heirs to the throne marrying Roman Catholics.

Brown during his visit to Brazil earlier had already hinted towards a need for such reforms.

“There are clearly issues about the exclusion of people from the rights of succession and there are clearly issues that have got to be dealt with.But I think in the 21st Century people do expect discrimination to be removed and they do expect us to be looking at all these issues,” Brown had said.

Sources privy to the Downing Street confirmed the prime minister would raise the prospect of the major reforms at a Commonwealth summit in November this year.

If such Act to give equal right to the royal daughters comes into fore, then Princess Anne would be fourth in line to the throne, behind Prince Harry. Currently she is behind the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex, and their children. (ANI)

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