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    Default It's a girl! British royal succession rules to change

    Finally. It's about time!
    http://news.yahoo.com/girl-british-r...ange-104444789.


    The day is going to come Ian, where, an American can come over and rule England! I got dibs. and, I am a catholic!

    Times are changing Ian, times are changing...

    PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Centuries of British royal discrimination came to an end Friday after Commonwealth leaders agreed to drop rules that give sons precedence as heir to the throne and bar anyone in line for the crown from marrying a Roman Catholic.

    The 16 countries that have Queen Elizabeth as their monarch agreed to the changes put forward by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had called the rules of succession outdated.

    "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've all become," Cameron told reporters.

    The agreement came on the sidelines of a Commonwealth summit presided over by the Queen in the remote west Australian city of Perth.

    Current succession rules dating back to 1688 and 1700 were designed to ensure a Protestant monarchy, and bar anyone in line to the throne from marrying a Catholic.

    Only a Catholic link is barred. There are no restrictions on marrying members of other religions or atheists.

    The rules have their roots in a turbulent period of English history dating back to Henry VIII's break with Rome in the mid- 16th century. The laws were imposed at a time when Catholics were seen as a threat to the state.

    However, the British monarch remains head of the Church of England.

    The leaders also agreed to drop the practice of giving precedence to male over female heirs to the throne, regardless of age.

    The issue has been brought into focus by this year's wedding of Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, and Kate Middleton.

    Without a change, their first son would eventually become king even if he had an older sister.

    A group will now be set up to coordinate the necessary legislation for the changes.
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    Bob and I are going to make alot of not-so-subtle changes in England. You will think you are in...America!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Bob and I are going to make alot of not-so-subtle changes in England. You will think you are in...America!
    Yay, but let's improve the weather there as a top priority!
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    "I say", ( in my best english accent) let's ban all hats, for starters; & make the palace into condos!

    or... a huge B&B, with proceeds benefiting the USA & its people!

    ...works for me.

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    Nope, I think, they could always marry anyone from anyother religion, or no religion, it states that, other than a...catholic. Imagine that, lol. You would fall in love, and, your "religion" would prevent you from marrying that person. That is not only discrimination, but, just stupid and silly in my books. For one, it is not anyone else's business or say for that matter, why would anyone put up with that for so many years? It is just stopping now? Wow... How nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Nope, I think, they could always marry anyone from anyother religion, or no religion, it states that, other than a...catholic. Imagine that, lol. You would fall in love, and, your "religion" would prevent you from marrying that person. That is not only discrimination, but, just stupid and silly in my books. For one, it is not anyone else's business or say for that matter, why would anyone put up with that for so many years? It is just stopping now? Wow... How nuts.

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    Bob and I . . .

    Horsecrap. It is I who shall rule that dog-peed on nation. But to prove that I am a benevolent dictator, I shall put a true man of compassion in charge of the British welfare system. Your new Home Secretary shall be Ballvalve, a man whose kindness and understanding exceeds only my own. May the sun never set on the LOTW-Ballvalve empire. "A handgun in every pot" shall be our motto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTW View Post
    Horsecrap. It is I who shall rule that dog-peed on nation. But to prove that I am a benevolent dictator, I shall put a true man of compassion in charge of the British welfare system. Your new Home Secretary shall be Ballvalve, a man whose kindness and understanding exceeds only my own. May the sun never set on the LOTW-Ballvalve empire. "A handgun in every pot" shall be our motto.
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    Ian,must be away on business, lol. He won't see this,
    where's that steam coming from?

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    I'm stunned.

    Catholics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    I want to be the war minister. Time to re-awake manifest destiny.
    I agree, ballvalve; you have the temperament and attitude to be the war minister. And you can cobble up weapons better than McGyver ever could. That cursor thing is going on again. WHO is F'in up this place? Grrrrrr. But you are angrier than I am.
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    Like,.. you didn't know, lol.

    where's that list by the way? this could had been 2 of them for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Finally. It's about time!
    http://news.yahoo.com/girl-british-r...ange-104444789.


    The day is going to come Ian, where, an American can come over and rule England! I got dibs. and, I am a catholic!

    Times are changing Ian, times are changing...

    PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Centuries of British royal discrimination came to an end Friday after Commonwealth leaders agreed to drop rules that give sons precedence as heir to the throne and bar anyone in line for the crown from marrying a Roman Catholic.

    The 16 countries that have Queen Elizabeth as their monarch agreed to the changes put forward by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had called the rules of succession outdated.

    "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've all become," Cameron told reporters.

    The agreement came on the sidelines of a Commonwealth summit presided over by the Queen in the remote west Australian city of Perth.

    Current succession rules dating back to 1688 and 1700 were designed to ensure a Protestant monarchy, and bar anyone in line to the throne from marrying a Catholic.

    Only a Catholic link is barred. There are no restrictions on marrying members of other religions or atheists.

    The rules have their roots in a turbulent period of English history dating back to Henry VIII's break with Rome in the mid- 16th century. The laws were imposed at a time when Catholics were seen as a threat to the state.

    However, the British monarch remains head of the Church of England.

    The leaders also agreed to drop the practice of giving precedence to male over female heirs to the throne, regardless of age.

    The issue has been brought into focus by this year's wedding of Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, and Kate Middleton.

    Without a change, their first son would eventually become king even if he had an older sister.

    A group will now be set up to coordinate the necessary legislation for the changes.
    And so now we know why the saying

    "Balls said the Queen, if I had them, I'd be King" came from. Well not really, just had to say it. And what about a person of Jewish faith? Is discrimination still allowed when it comes to religions? What a bunch of hypocrites. Mummy, mummy I say, is my spot of tea ready?
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