Chalk one up for gender equality, a new rule change as of Friday will allow female members of the British royal family were granted the right to ascend to the British throne.
The historic reform by the 16 Commonwealth nations overturns a 300 year rule stating that the firstborn sons inherit the British throne. The only way for a woman in the past two ascend to the throne, as Queen Elisabeth did in 1952, had been if the previous monarch had no sons.
With the rule change it means that regardless of gender any firstborn child of Prince William would eventually become the monarch.
The new rule is not retroactive so be current line of secession will not be changed.