News is just in that the CHOGM meeting yesterday decided to support changes to the rules of succession of the English Monarchy. The changes are:
1. Male offspring of the royal couple no longer to have precedence
over older female offspring in the order of succession to the throne;
2. The ban on spouses of Catholics ascending to the throne is to be abolished.
Neither decision is yet, in fact, law. That change requires an act of
the British Parliament; but I think it is a fair bet that both changes
will be made now that the Commonwealth Heads of Government all support
When she visited Canberra last week the Queen was told that the changes were
''a sign that ancient institutions need not be anachronisms''. The changes will overturn 300 years of royal convention.
Can it be? Ohhhhh, my! The world is a-changin! Ahhh, Britannia, what am I to think?!?!? The next thing you know I will tune in to YouTube and find the Queen strumming a bass in a praise band in the Royal Chapel or Westminster or St. Pauls... What will this portend? Please.... someone.... hold me tight....