Introduction: Quotes from an article regarding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s honorary attendance of a gala for bereaved children, which coincided with the plans for change of royal succession, called for by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Child Bereavement Charity and Rules of Succession as viewed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Quotes from article: “In a week that could change royal history
the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
are glamorous guest of honour
at a dinner in aid of children”
Hello! magazine (p.78)
24 Oct, 2011
‘The fundraiser coincided with news that Prime Minister David Cameron wants to see the law changed to grant royal girls the same right of succession as boys.’
“This year too the charity has brought its compassion and experience to the aid of bereaved military families, whose children suffer so much – in a way, for all of our sakes. I thank you for doing this from the bottom of my heart.”
– – Prince William while addressing the 300 guests, who included members of bereaved families helped by the gala for Child Bereavement Charity hosted by City group 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
‘Speculation on the issue [of children]increased when the Prime Minister revealed last week that plans were afoot to give William and Kate’s [Duke and Duchess of Cambridge] first born child equal rights to the throne, whether male or female. He has now written to the leaders of the 15 other Commonwealth countries to sound out their views.’
“We espouse gender equality in all other aspects of life and it is an anomaly that in the rules relating to the highest public office we continue to enshrine male superiority.”
– – the Prime Minister writing to the 15 other Commonwealth countries regarding change of succession rules.
‘Observers have commented on how Kate’s presence at official engagements seems to have made William more relaxed. And the crowds who have seen the couple on public outings remark on their natural affinity with young people.’
‘While some royal fans are eager for news of a baby, saying it would be the very best present to give the Queen in 2012, her Diamond Jubilee year, others hope that an announcement will come later, allowing Her Majesty the full attention of the nation, without distraction, during the historic celebrations.’