Friday, June 18, 2010

Sweden has a Crown Princess

January 1, 1980

Salic law, where only males can inherit the throne, was swept away today in Sweden, where a new law that allows for the succession by eldest child, regardless of sex, went into effect.
Without even a gurgle, eight-month old Crown Prince Carl Philip, the second child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, relinquished his position as Heir Apparent to is two-year-old sister, Princess Victoria, who will now be styled as Crown Princess of Sweden.

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