Queen Elizabeth II in 2007In a majestic moment for gender equality, female members of the British royal family were on Friday granted the same rights as males to ascend to the British throne.

The 16 Commonwealth nations announced that male heirs will no longer take precedence over their sisters in succession.

The historic reform overturns a 300-year rule stating that first-born sons inherit the British throne.


(READ the story in the Washington Post)

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