Thursday, September 25, 2008
Historic News from the U.K.
In an unprecedented move, the U.K. is set to abolish a 300 year old rule and allow Catholics to ascend to the throne of England. As it currently stands, Catholics are not allowed to rule Great Britain, but under a proposal being drawn up by Downing Street, people in line to be king or queen will no longer be disqualified merely because of their Catholicism.
In another historic change, women will now be able to be Queen, even if they have a younger brother. Currently, a younger boy would usurp his older sister's place in line to the throne. The proposed change would make the "hardest working royal", Princess Anne, above her brothers Andrew and Edward in line to the throne.
Hat tip to MK.