Royal Roundup ~ Oct 7 – 14

It’s been another eventful week for the Royals! Here are a few of our favourite news items

October 8th: Prince Harry and Chelsy reportedly had dinner…

Katie Nicholl is quite a reputable royal resource so if she says Chelsy and Harry had dinner before he left for the States, they very well may have done. Check out more on this here. In the meantime, Harry has arrived in the States for his Royal Air Force training and has been spotted out and about enjoying burgers and beer.

October 10: Prince Philippe & Princess Letizia out and about

The Crown Prince & Princess of Spain attended  the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Segovia and took the time to meet the kiddies. Love Letizia’s orange accessories! And this pic here is priceless. Work it, Letizia!

October 11: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene Stepped out Together

The Prince and Princess of Monaco attended the Monaco Humanitary Group Presentation and Charlene seems pretty relaxed here! Nice to see.

October 11: More information released regarding Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary’s official visit to Australia

Prince Frederick and Princess Mary will be visiting Mary’s native Australia in an official capacity from November 19 to 26. They will be visiting Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne and hopefully Mary will be able to have a nice, private week or so with family and friends afterwards. This will be the couple’s first official visit to Australia since 2005.

October 12: Changes to Royal Succession Laws Proposed

This is VERY SIGNIFICANT: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed that succession laws be revised to allow for girls to have the same rights to succession as boys. So, this means that regardless of gender, Prince William and Kate’s first child would be the future King or Queen.

Other countries have already gotten on this bandwagon; Sweden amended their Act of Succession in 1980 to allow for equal primogeniture. This meant that Princess Victoria of Sweden, who was born in 1977, became the heir apparent over her younger brother Prince Carl Philip, who was born in 1979 and so had about a year as the Crown Prince and future King. Before this ammendment, only male heirs could inherit the throne. After the amendment, Princess Victoria became Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Carl Philipe became plain old Prince Carl Philip. Of course, Carl Philip was a year old when his title changed so he can’t have been all that cut up about it.

But we digress. Check out this article from the BBC for more details on Mr. Cameron’s proposal. If you’re curios about the British Monarchy’s current Act of Settlement, click here to be redirected to the British Monarchy’s official page on this topic.

October 13: Official Trip Announcement: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are headed to South Africa & Tanzania in November

This official visit will take place from November 2 to 9th and will include  a celebration of Tanzania’s 50 years of independence from the UK, visits to children’s literacy programs, and support of the World Wildlife Fund.

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