Royal Baby Just Changed the Succession to the British Throne

The new Royal Baby has already made history already just shortly after his birth. The new addition to the Royal Family was born in Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. He is the first newborn in the Royal Family that is affected by the lines of succession to the throne.

The Succession to the Crown Act  

In 2013 The Succession to the Crown Act was introduced however only went into effect in 2015. The amended rules surrounding succession to the throne are no longer dependent on gender. The old-fashioned system of male preference (where princes took precedence over princesses) has come to an end. Males born after October 28, 2011 cannot overtake their older sisters in line to the throne, according...

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