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Are we rushing succession laws? Prince Charles has concerns

- January 7th, 2013

 

Prince Charles has reportedly raised concerns that politicians are rushing succession laws. (PHOTO: Leon Neal/AFP)

Prince Charles has reportedly raised concerns about plans to change the succession law, saying it’s being rushed through by politicians and is worried the changes may have “unintended consequences.”

The new succession law, which all of the Commonwealth countries have agreed to, would make the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first born heir to the throne – no matter if it’s a boy or girl.

But the Daily Mail reports Charles has raised concerns in private meetings.

It’s not that he’s concerned about a girl ruling – he just wants to make sure things are done properly right from the start.

A “well-placed source” told the Mail Charles is worried to new rules have not been thought through.

He also wants to know what will happen if the heir is permitted to marry a Catholic (another proposed change) – their children would then be raised Catholic and according to law, a Catholic cannot become king or queen.

Charles raising questions is said to be a blow to the British government, which has been moving ahead with plans to change the laws. They’re in a rush now because the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant and expecting her first child this summer.