They may have only recently tied the knot but the future of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s potential child is already being debated.
A centuries-old law stating that only sons can inherit peerages, meaning only Harry and Meghan’s son could be bestowed with a dukedom, is being debated in the European Court of Human Rights.
So, if the royal couple were to have a daughter, she wouldn’t be given a royal title, according to the law. Dissatisfied with this (and rightly so), pressure group, Daughter’s Rights, are set on changing it.
Charlotte Carew Pole is heading up the organisation and we were keen to find out everything about her incredible campaign.
What is the campaign?
“In the house of Lords, there are 92 seats reserved for hereditary peers and in order to be allowed to stand for election to one of those hereditary peers, you need to have inherited a title – and in order to have inherited a title, you need to be male.
“So, only sons can inherit titles meaning there are 92 seats that are effectively reserved for men.
“We are campaigning that women should inherit titles, so instead of sons inheriting over daughters, it is the first-born that inherits, meaning that there should be an equal number of men and women in the House of Lords.