From the Mail Online:
Given the impatience with which the Coalition has set about reforming everything from local government to the NHS, perhaps it’s not surprising that ministers have now got their teeth into the monarchy.
As the Mail reported earlier this week, it is considering amending the 1701 Act of Settlement so that a first-born girl can succeed the throne. Which means that if Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child is a daughter, that baby would be our future queen.
Constitutional conservatives are up in arms — yet throughout our long royal history, the female of the species has generally proved far more competent than the male.