Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Buckingham Palace have discussed plans to change the rules of succession to the throne. He wants members of the Royal family to be allowed to marry Catholics.
Why? Why fix something that ain’t broke?
The monarchy has ticked over quite nicely, thank you, since the rules of succession were set out in the 1701 Act of Settlement.
I have absolutely nothing against Catholics, some of my best friends follow the faith, but if Henry VIII wanted Catholic descendants I doubt if the ‘Dissolution of the Monasteries’ would have happened.
Is Gordon planning to discuss his idea with the Vatican too? Will the Pope want any of his flock marrying into the family of the head of the Anglican Church?
I’ve come up with the perfect solution. The Queen should let her kids marry Catholics, if the Pope will let his kids marry Anglicans.
It’s a win/win situation!