Saturday, September 27, 2008

God Save the Queen

Well I'll be darn...the Brits have finally caught up with the times.
Downing Street has drawn up plans to end the 300-year-old exclusion of Catholics from the throne. The requirement that the succession automatically pass to a male would also be reformed, making it possible for a first born daughter of Prince William to become his heir.
Mind you, I have nothing against Brits, but you've got to admit is has taken an awfully long time for them to get this right. Maybe this explains why the U.S. is so ready to hold on to antiquated notions?

1 comment:

Habladora said...

Huh - I had no idea that this wasn't already the case. Interesting. I still think the whole Queen/King of a democratic country is weird anyway.