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U.K. to Change Succession Laws

Prime Minister David Cameron’s government is moving ahead with plans to change succession laws so that if Will and Kate have a daughter, she will be able to ascend to the throne. Under existing rules, if the couple’s first child is a girl but their second child is a boy, the son would pass over his sister and inherit the throne. Cameron wrote, “We espouse gender equality in all other aspects of life, and it is an anomaly that in the rules relating to the highest public officer we continue to enshrine male superiority.”