Posts Tagged ‘King’

Futuna king abdicated after losing support

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The king of Alo on the French Pacific island of Futuna says he abdicated because he had lost the backing of his clan. Petelo Sea gave the explanation to the public broadcaster after his surprise move to end his tenure just two years after being installed. Read more Related Posts:Futuna Chapel gets ‘best of’ Wellington Read more

Succession bill won’t let Catholics succeed to the throne

Friday, February 1st, 2013

A law change allowing a first-born daughter to succeed to the throne — and permitting an heir to the throne to marry a Catholic — has been passed by the House of Commons. But an effort by a Catholic MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, to change the Succession to the Crown Bill so that a Catholic could Read more

William and Kate’s royal baby could marry a Catholic

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Future kings and queens of Britain will be able to marry Catholics — a legislative change that could affect the royal baby that Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting next year. The new legislation will also remove the centuries-old gender discrimination rule that favours first-born sons over older daughters in the Read more