The Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron has stated that since the heads of government of the 16 Commonwealth realms agreed to change the rules of succession by replacing male preference primogeniture with absolute primogeniture, in which the first born child of a monarch is heir apparent regardless of gender, it is now LAW. The change would only apply for descendants of the current Prince of Wales.
If you are referred to the October meeting it was decided that the British monarchy would have equal primogeniture and royals would be allowed to marry Catholics. So far these changes haven't been signed into law or discussed properly by any country in the commonwealth. It have to be legislated in all of the realms. Also they did say it could take about 4 years to get it all worked out.
Besides, if Catherine's having a boy, this wont even be an issue.
Sorry, I meant it will be. The commonwealth leaders have agreed, just has to be approved by parliament- which it should be. And it's about time!
Originally Posted by shvibziks
Indeed. Her Majesty is a brilliant example of how women can be just as good leaders as men, maybe better even.
Originally Posted by charlieandperry1
I am so excited for the Duke and Duchess!! I have been a royals lover since I was little :)
For a girl, I think the following names are likely to be found somewhere in the mix....
Elizabeth- Honors Queen, Kate's mother and herself
Caroline/Charlotte- Honors Prince Charles, Carole and Pippa Middleton
Frances- Honors Diana and Michael Middleton
For a boy....
Charles- Same as Caroline/Charlotte
Philip- A nod to Pippa, Prince Philip, and William
George- King George, the Queen's father and an underused classic royal name
William- No brainer
I know Elizabeth and Diana will be in the girls' name somewhere, and I wouldn't be surprised if Victoria shows up.
For a boy, definitely Charles, Philip and William.
I think if anyone can take an ultra-traditional name (George, Matilda, etc.) and make it sound modern and hip, it's the Cambridges.
I'm hoping for a little Prince Frederick Philip Arthur George, or a princess Matilda Elizabeth Diana Alice, with middle names on both in no particular order.
I'm hoping for a new spin on a traditional name. Like Georgiana for George. There aren't that many names the BRF uses that aren't in use right now. I don't think they'll use Elisabeth since the Queen is still alive and doesn't like children being named after her. Might be used for a middle name though...
Boys names are really hard, I guess the pretty much only ones available (or aren't in use) are George, Albert, Arthur and Alexander.