Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge may only be two years old, but she made history when her family welcomed her baby brother on Monday. Because of a change in the laws determining succession, Charlotte is the first female royal whose place in line for the throne will not be bumped for a younger male.
In determining the succession to the Crown, the gender of a person born after 28 October 2011 does not give that person, or that person’s descendants, precedence over any other person (whenever born).
It’s a BOY – 8lbs 7oz. Princess Charlotte makes history as the first royal girl to not have her position in line usurped by a younger born brother.
— Victoria Arbiter (@victoriaarbiter) April 23, 2018
The law also strikes down the provision that disqualified royals from succession if they married a Roman Catholic.
The young princess met her new brother on Monday, alongside older brother Prince George and her father, Prince William.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 23, 2018
Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at St Mary’s to meet their little brother. pic.twitter.com/rfX9rsdJhU
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018