Saturday, October 15, 2005

Danish Delight

Mary's had a boy.

That's a lot of unhappy punters, who were betting on the opposite. They can still bet on the brat's name, I guess.

It remains to be seen if the Danish government will still go ahead with the proposed change to allow the first-born child, whether male or female, to inherit the throne, since the Heir Presumptive is safely male. Admittedly, having a female heir to the Imperial Throne hasn't prompted the Japanese government to change the status quo.

You'd think any situation where birthright is of such importance, succession would automatically favour females, because there is never any doubt as to a child's maternal lineage.

But, no. Feh.

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