Kate Middleton Will Make Crazy History if She Gives Birth to a Girl

kate middletonNot sure if you heard, but Kate Middleton, that lady who married Prince William, happens to be pregnant right now. And as luck would have it, if she gives birth to a girl, the little royal darling will eventually be the Queen of England. See, for centuries the rule has been that only male children could be the successors to the throne, but now that law is thisclose to changing -- and the timing couldn't be better.

The bill was fast-tracked through Parliament and on Monday passed a third and final reading in the House of Lords. As of now, the legislation is simply awaiting approval from Queen Elizabeth II. The goal is to have it passed before Kate gives birth in July. It would be pretty shocking if the Queen didn't sign off on this ruling, so as far as I'm concerned, Wills and Kate just made history! And all I can say is: It's about damn time.

To say the law that only male children can become heirs to the throne is antiquated is the understatement of the century. (It dates back to 1701.) It would seem insane for the Duchess of Cambridge to give birth to a girl who wouldn't become Queen one day. After all, she, just like a male, will be the child of Prince William, the current heir.

Since Kate has become part of the royal family, we've all been so busy obsessing over her hair (which, let's face it, is insanely shiny) and her clothes. But right now, she and her unborn child are making history. Our kids will read about this moment in text books one day -- that's pretty cool.

It didn't seem possible, but this has actually made Kate's pregnancy a little more exciting. If passed, whomever she gives birth to will be an heir to the throne. And also -- it's so obvious she's having a girl!

What do you think of this?


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Vegeta Vegeta

Last time I checked the current queen is a woman.

nonmember avatar Maria

It's not that a girl won't become queen, it's if she has a girl then a boy second, he will jump his sister to become king. The law is changing to make the first born become heir after William.

Lisa Seibert

I think its wonderful. Its about time something good will come for a little girl. Bc it seems to me that all that they want from the Royals is a son to be put in the running as an heir. Just sayin its about time for the girls to get some recontion

BirdCo BirdCo

Vegeta, the queen became queen because there were no males to become king. There were a number of events that fell into place for her to become queen.

Gladys Keeney

Praying this baby is a girl and she is just like his mother...who deserved to be Queen

naomi... naomiheimburg

I'm with Glady Keeney on this one.

Amanda Thomas

I'm so confused as to why prince Charles isn't becoming king? Why does his son jump him?

nonmember avatar Kate

The current Queen of England became Queen due to succession, not to a lack of males. She was next in line by birthright, not because there were NO males left in the family. The same holds true for Queen Victoria, who had many male relatives but she was the child of the elder claimant.

Melan... MelanieJK

Prince Charles is next in line.    He'd have to let William jump him.    Not sure why he would,    these people live forever so he's a spring chicken.   

Rosas... RosasMummy

prince Charles is next in line but it's pretty much accepted that he won't become King because he was cheating on Diana with camilla and that was a scandal so he will just not accept the title and it will go to William. I'm from the uk

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