The BBC are reporting that the rules of succession for the Royal Family are being changed. The leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state approved the changes at a summit in Perth, Australia.
As she opened the summit, the Queen did not directly mention the issue but said that women should have a greater role in society. David Cameron said the marriage of Prince William this year meant the issue could not be deferred any longer. “Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen.”