Nightly News   |  October 13, 2011

British PM proposes royal succession update

British Prime Minister David Cameron is attempting to reform Royal succession laws that favor males over their older sisters as heirs to the throne. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And speaking of the UK , the prime minister there, David Cameron , says this potential game changer should at least be discussed in the modern era, changing a law on the books for more than 300 years that governs royal succession so that girls would have the same right as boys to inherit the throne. Interestingly, all of this is being raised before newlyweds William and Kate perhaps have children. But if the law is changed it will almost certainly mean their first child, boy or girl, will go on to