Thursday, May 01, 2008

Losing her religion....

I am a little surprised by the fact that Peter Phillips' fiancee has renounced her Roman Catholic faith in order that Peter Phillips does not need to renounce his place in the line of succession, as per the 1701 Act of Settlement.

Princess Anne's son is 11th in line to the throne; following Charles and his sons, Andrew and his daughters and Edward and his two children and Princess Anne. So the chances of his inheriting the throne are slim to non-existant; added to the fact that Princess Anne has brought her children up to be as non-royal as possible even refusing titles for them when they were born.

So, why on earth would they follow this path; Peter Phillips would not be setting a precedent if he were no longer in line of succession, Prince Michael of Kent was excluded from the line of succession after he married a Roman Catholic in 1978; Peter Phillips has not carried out royal duties until now; so it does all seem quite strange!

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