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segunda-feira, 31 de outubro de 2011

More Queens in the future?

The official photo of CHOGM 2011

On 28th October, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia (CHOGM 2011)  attended by the Queen, it was announced that the 16 nations of which Queen Elizabeth II is monarch have agreed unanimously to constitutional changes allowing men and women the same rights of succession to the throne. So, if the firstborn of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is a girl, she can become Queen even if subsequent children are sons. It will also be permitted for Roman Catholics to marry into the Royal family.
The changes were announced by David Cameron, the Prime Minister. Referring to the old rule he said: “…this way of thinking is at odds with the modern countries that we have become". In light of the modern times it´s appropriate and fair to change policies accordingly.


Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary)-1553-1558
Queen Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen)- 1558-1603
Queen Anne-1702-1714
Queen Victoria-(1837-1901)
Queen Elizabeth II- (1952-present)

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