The Succession To The Crown Bill has become the Succession To The Crown Act 2013 today after Her Majesty The Queen gave her Royal Assent to the bill which will now allow women equal rights for succession to the throne, among other necessary changes to the laws of succession.
Some of the key changes this new piece of legislation brings about include:
This new act now means that should the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a baby girl this July, the baby could not later be displaced by the birth of a brother, meaning the first child of the Duke and Duchess will definitely be King or Queen of this country one day.
Although the act is now law, the clauses come into effect once the Lord President decides (which’ll be when the other realms have passed laws on succession).
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