Labour MP, Keith Vaz
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Review could see Prince William's daughter become Queen

Discussions have begun among Commonwealth leaders on whether to change the law of succession to the British throne.

With just 100 days to go before Britain's royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton a group of MPs led by Labour's Keith Vaz have set out to change the law.

At present, if Prince William and Kate Middleton have a daughter and then a son, the daughter would get passed over, and the son would become King.

The government admits the 300 year old Act of Settlement discriminates against women, but says any change would be complex and involve changes to the law in all 15 Commonwealth countries.

  • 19 Jan 2011
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