New Law Says if Prince William and Kate Middleton's First Baby Is a Girl, She Can Be Queen -- Woo Hoo!

It’s one step forward for little girls in princess costumes everywhere (and all of womankind, too): England just announced an exciting change when it comes to gender equality in the palace. Girls born into the royal family will now have the same rights as boys in the succession to the throne, the Daily Mail reports.

This turns over a centuries-old rule stating that a son born into the royal family would be first in line to become king ahead of any older sisters. It's especially big news for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a. Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Under the new law, their future first-born will eventually be king or queen, regardless of the eldest child’s gender. The tabloids are already busy on bump watch for Kate, so we predict there will be even more heir speculation in the air. If it is a girl, she’ll have the advantage of the wisdom passed down from her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, when it comes to being head of state.

Stateside, moms should plan on upgrading toy tiaras to crowns -- and telling their tiny princesses that they might want to dream bigger.

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