As of the date of this article, the Royal Birth is imminent. Soon the world will be introduced to the future King or Queen of England! Yes, if Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, delivers a Baby Girl. she will be the future Queen.
In centuries past, a law known as male primogeniture reigned. This doctrine held that first born royal daughters in direct line to the throne were vaulted by their younger male siblings. In short, male primogeniture meant that that the eldest male child of the Monarch succeeds to the throne, and, if there are no male children, female children can succeed.
Not anymore. Absolute Primogeniture has been introduced as the law of land that is the United Kingdom. It provides for succession of the eldest child over any other, rather than male children having priority over any female children.
In October 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the 16 Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state had agreed to give female royals the same rights of succession as their brothers. “Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen,” Prime Minister Cameron said.
A Prince is born!