British Male Progeniture and Act of Settlement overturned

A vote by the 16 members of the British Commonwealth has allowed a daughter of William and Catherine the possibility to ascend to the British throne. The rule of male primogeniture, giving males precedence over females in British royalty, dating to 1689, was recently overturned.

After studying nine laws affecting the British throne, including the Act of Settlement, banning marriage to Catholics, which has been in place since William III in the 17th century, and the Rule of Male Progeniture, allowing younger male heirs to skip ahead of their sisters, the Commonwealth members approved the changes.