The Daily Mail newspaper in the UK has published an article, set to also appear on its front page of tomorrow’s newspaper, stating that according to a reliable source, Prince Charles has been in conversation with various Whitehall officials about concerns regarding such things as the proposed abolition of the restriction on royals marrying Catholics.
It says that Prince Charles discussed concerns with royals, in particular his future grandchild, being allowed to marry a Roman Catholic and where would that put it in relation to the Church Of England, an institution divorced from Catholicism by its very origins.
By allowing a Catholic to marry a future heir to the throne, one day if they have children, it’d be required under Cannon law for this child to be raised Catholic. Ultimately, reports the Daily Mail, that could lead to the constitutional nightmare of an heir to the throne, due to become the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, being a Catholic and therefore barred from being crowned.
The Daily Mail also explains other changes that we here at Royal Central were not aware of to do with primogeniture laws, including the proposed removal of the requirement for members of the Royal Family to ask for permission of the reigning Monarch to marry, proposing that only the first 6 in line to the throne need to seek permission in future.
He also raised concerns with the fact that the Peerage system would not bear the same update to succession laws as the Monarchy would. Currently, with most titles in Britain, only male children may succeed to the title, with females excluded completely. This concern has also been raised by some notable peers recently.
“The Government plans to rush through these new law changes” says Nick Clegg according to the Daily Mail article, “a system usually reserved for passing terrorism laws”.
This challenge to the laws now by the Prince Of Wales could mean that the bill is put under further scrutiny by the Commons and Lords as the bills go through the debating stage, leading to further delays which watchers fear could mean the laws aren’t passed in time to have effect on the children of the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge.