The Royal Family – established gender equality


This short article has a surprising subject for me; the Royal Family, but I could not let this piece of news pass without comment.

Today the countries of the Commonwealth agreed that a bill ending discrimination against women in the succession to the British throne should be pushed through. Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, announced that the government will introduce the Succession to the Crown Bill in the House of Commons as soon as possible.

What this means is that the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, regardless of whether a boy or a girl, will become monarch after William. This changes the current position, whereby male heirs precede their sisters to the throne. It has been this way throughout British history.

If the Royal Family, the ultimate in UK establishment, can finally find a place for gender equality, then surely the rest of society should be able to follow suit – including in senior management in the workplace and the boardroom.

royal couple

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1 Response to The Royal Family – established gender equality

  1. Tommy Campbell says:

    Nobody seems to be reporting that it is not gender equality for ALL women in the UK. Roman Catholic women are excluded. I am agnotsic but have to comment. RCs are excluded from the two highest Offices of State in the UK (the monarch and Prime Minister) so I find the UK’s position on Human Rights and Equality issues very hypocritical. You are either in favour of Human Rights and Equality for everyone or not. If you legally exclude ceratin sections of society then as an nation you are in breach of Internationla Law are you not?

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