Queen Elizabeth: Women May Claim British Crown

Queen Elizabeth II has departed from centuries of patriarchal tradition by deciding that the British Crown shall henceforth pass to a monarch’s oldest child, whether a son or daughter.

Lord Williams of Mostyn announced the queen’s decision to the House of Lords, saying “There can be no real reason for not giving equal treatment to men and women in this respect.”

The next three people in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II are Prince Charles and his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.


Washington Post - February 28, 1998

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