This is not your mother’s monarchy, oh wait . . . it is!

 

The 16 Commonwealth countries, that recognize the British monarch as head of state, struck a historic blow for women’s rights on Friday.  They abolished male precedence in the order of succession to the throne.

The decision to overturn the centuries-old tradition known as primogeniture was accompanied by the scrapping of a constitutional prohibition on the monarch’s marrying a Roman Catholic. But the rule that reserves the throne to Protestants will remain.

And they say Elizabeth II isn’t progressive!

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