Does royal succession really matter?

June 26th, 2013

The recent Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which became law in April, ends the policy of male primogeniture in royal succession. With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby expected in a few weeks, this means the child will be in line to the throne whether it is a boy or a girl. While some may believe this is not a significant change to the monarchy, Arianne Chernock, an expert on modern British history, explains why this is important both politically and culturally.

For more on this topic, see Professor Chernock’s opinion piece in History & Policy.

Contact Chernock at 617-353-8315 orĀ chernock@bu.edu.

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