I know, it really doesn’t impact me personally, but this is a huge step forward for a change in the monarchy.
In a public slip up, Catherine accepted a teddy bear from a small child, and in thanking her, said she will give it to her daugh … baby. Ooops!
While Queen Elizabeth II has been ruling England for 60 years, the focus for the royals has always fallen heavily on male heirs. Just look back to Henry VIII and his lack of male heir for succession. Six marriages, breaking away from the Catholic church, and repeated failure at providing a male heir for the royal family. Only to land Queen Elizabeth I onto the throne.
But enough about history, and men.
Today, I am ecstatic for the people of England, because this little girl will be the first female heir to be given the throne, no matter how many annoying little brothers she may end up with.
The fact is, England is only steps away from passing the Succession to the Crown bill, which would mean that royal males born after October 28, 2011 would not precede their elder sisters in the line of succession.
Will and Kate’s little girl would be the first in England’s history to be in line for the throne, without having to worry about any other male family members waltzing along and stealing the power, right from under her nose. It is a truly turning point for the monarchy, and a turning point for women all over the world.
Of course England has had a strong female ruling with an iron first for the past six decades, but that is because Elizabeth had no male siblings. The 21st century brings us a whole new chapter for the royal family. An encouraging day for women? That’s up for debate. But who doesn’t love a new baby girl?
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