British Monarchy Softens Stance Toward Ladies, Catholics

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100 Women in Hedge Funds handout photo dated 13/10/11 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a fundraising gala evening in aid of the Child Bereavement Charity one of William's charities at St James's Palace, London.
100 Women in Hedge Funds handout photo dated 13/10/11 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a fundraising gala evening in aid of the Child Bereavement Charity one of William's charities at St James's Palace, London. Photo: 100 Women in Hedge Funds/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Today, Queen Elizabeth of England approved a change to British law that will allow sons and daughters equal right to the throne. So if, say, Prince William and Kate Middleton have a first-born daughter, she'd be able to become queen, even if a little brother came along. The rule-change also struck down a law on the books since 1701 banning monarchs from marrying Catholics, so ... all I'm saying is, my name rhymes nicely with the word queen. [CNN]