Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for King (or Queen!)

So, a couple of years ago, when Will and Kate announced that they were expecting their first child, there was a big to-do about if it were to be a girl, would the child be the future queen.

Thankfully, the outdated succession laws were reworked, and males and females were made equal in the Commonwealth.  Another provision about the monarch not being able to marry a Roman Catholic was also changed.

Not my picture, but he's a cutie!
As Prime Minister David Cameron said, "Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen. The idea that a younger son should become monarch instead of an elder daughter simply because he is a man, or that a future monarch can marry someone of any faith except a Catholic--this way of thinking is at odds with the modern countries that we have become."

While we often poke fun at countries for having outdated provisions and laws (U.S. states aren't immune to this ridiculousness...), it is pretty awesome that the UK and Commonwealth moved so quickly to correct this.

Of course, the world was then graced with the adorableness of Prince George, but it sure was nice to have known that a little Georgina would have been treated the same.

Time for L tomorrow! Stay tuned...it's another one of my favorite places.

xoxo Sarah





10 comments:

  1. Funny the way the gender inequalities and archaic forms of discrimination linger. Happy for them that it was sorted, Not sure how they are going to recover and keep the institution relevant once the current Queen is gone though. Not that it is any of my business! :)

    Here from the A-Z, and enjoyed the post. He is rather an adorable baby, isn't he? So cute!

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana

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    1. It's definitely slow to change, but I'm happy that they recognized it and did something about it. I'm not sure of the future of the monarchy, but so many European countries still have a monarch of some sort as a figurehead that I don't think it'll go away any time soon. Then we can enjoy more adorable baby pictures. :-)

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  2. He's a cutie, that's for certain...

    Stopping by from A to Z.

    John Holton
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    1. He is very adorable! Thank you so much for stopping by! :-)

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  3. thanks for visiting me. Looks like you've got a good theme going. Future King George is cute, but I am glad they have entered the 21st century and would have allowed for a Queen.

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    1. You're very welcome, and thanks for checking mine out! I'm glad as well!

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  4. Theres nothing quite like holding the reigns, what a cutiepie, if only he knew what awaits! New blog friend, Peace!

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  5. There you go! Equality in the monarchy, I say. :)

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    1. Well-said! Thank you for stopping by! :-)

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