Succession law to change London


Just 24 hours after the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy announcement, royal baby mania coincided with a government rush to end discrimination against female royals in the line of succession. And the first commemorative mugs hit the kiln.

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg announced all Commonwealth realms had now given speedy final consent for the government to press ahead with legislation abolishing male primogeniture.

The succession to the crown Bill will be introduced in the House of Commons at the "earliest opportunity" available in the parliamentary timetable. - (Guardian service)