If Kate Middleton and Prince William's hypothetical first-born daughter is eligible for first in line to the throne, then this new succession bill needs to pass sooner than later. Kate Middleton could announce a pregnancy any day and the change in the law needs to happen before her first child is born.
The British Prime Minister, who's heading up the move to end the gender discrimination in the royal ranks, congratulated Canada for their immediate backing of this bill. Canada's pledge brings this bill one step closure to fruition.
For this bill to encompass a daughter born to Kate and William it needs to get on the books before such a birth occurs, or the girl child will fall under the current laws. This is why there's such urgency around passing this bill as quickly as possible.
Labor MP Keith Vaz reminds the media yesterday that "it has been five months since the royal wedding and the clock is ticking." The bill looks to have smooth sailing with Prime Minister David Cameron championing the cause along with the Queen also backing this change, according to the National Post.
It looked as if Canada was not on board with the changes when Prime Minister Harper replied to Cameron's first letter asking for his backing in April saying that the "line of succession was not a priority for Canadians." He also said, "The successor to the throne is a man. The next successor to the throne is a man."
Things have changed and Harper's office "has informed Prime Minister Cameron that we are supportive of these reasonable modernizations."
If Kate and William follow suit with royal history, Kate will become pregnant any day now, if she's not already.