Details regarding Princess Charlotte’s christening have allegedly emerged, and they suggest that Prince William and Kate Middleton plan to hold the ceremony in July.
People Magazine’s sources, via Parent Herald, have detailed that Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana will be christened in July, just before Queen Elizabeth II leaves for Scotland for her summer holiday.
Further details regarding the ceremony are still at a premium, but tradition would dictate that the baptism would occur at the Chapel Royal inside St. James Palace in London. It’s been suggested that a location closer to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Anmer Hall home could be used too, though. St. James Palace was the exact location where Prince George was christened in October, 2013. It’s also been reported by Celeb Dirty Laundry that Justin Welby, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, would officiate proceedings.
But while preparations for Princess Charlotte’s baptism are currently underway, a court battle could result in the fourth in line to the monarchy being the Queen in the United Kingdom, and 15 out of 16 nations of the Commonwealth, but not Canada.
Several months ago, a new law was introduced to remove traditional male succession rules. This meant that a first born of any gender would be able to inherit the throne. However, two professors from Quebec’s Laval University have now begun efforts to challenge the change in law. Professors Genevieve Motard and Patrick Taillon have lodged their complaint to Quebec Superior Court.
Speaking to the the Daily Express, via the Daily Mail, Professor Taillon explained that they’re not against these modifications, they just wanted them to be enforced in an orderly fashion.
“We are not against the modifications,” he explained. “We only want to respect the Canadian constitution. The government of Canada has created a diplomatic crisis by not respecting the Canadian constitution.”
The duo are upset that the Canadian government didn’t get the approval of Canada’s ten provinces before they agreed to the change in law. By proceeding in this manner, they insist that the Canadian government acted in an unconstitutional manner.
If these professors are successful in their protest, then if Princess Charlotte does become Queen, then she would be the head of the monarchy in just the United Kingdom and the rest of the Commonwealth, but not Canada. Instead, she would be superseded by her potential younger brother in the country.
Canada’s issue with this new law also extends to a member of the Royal family marrying a Roman Catholic, too. This means that if Prince George was to marry a Catholic, he wouldn’t be the King in Canada. However, don’t expect this issue to be resolved anytime soon, because it’s expected to take around five years to be addressed.
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