December 4th, 2012
08:36 PM ET

Royal baby to end royal discrimination in United Kingdom

Our third story OutFront: royal baby mania.

Yesterday's news about Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is still gripping the United Kingdom, and it may have prompted an end to royal discrimination against girls.

Britain's current law of succession states that if the couple have a girl for their first child and a boy for their second, the boy would automatically jump the girl in the line for the throne.

But for the first time in history, their first child will become the monarch after Prince William regardless of gender. Just today the British Deputy Prime Minister said that the law is expected to be altered soon, and definitely before the baby is born.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Yeah, that's what every pretty girl wants when they're not feeling well, is nine billion cameras in their face. I was sitting next to a girl yesterday who was embarrassed to blow her nose in a crowded room, so I can only imagine...

    December 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply

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