Lady Louise has been left “out of the loop” as a result of the Royal Family’s succession benefit.
LADY Louise Windsor’s status in the line of succession is still determined by the old “gender-based rule,” which means her younger brother has taken her place.
Despite having a four-year lead over her younger brother James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor’s position in the line of succession was “sadly” altered due to the previous “archaic” customary laws in force. Until 2011, members of the Royal Family followed male-preference primogeniture, which meant that when it came to the royal line of succession, the male members of the family took precedence over the females.
“Some components of the Royal Family, and the institution at large, are quite archaic,” the List wrote in a new study, “and until it was altered, the norm that a younger brother would circumvent his elder sister in the line of succession was enforced.
“As a result, despite the fact that Lady Louise Windsor is older than her brother James, he is first in line for the British throne.
“The Succession to the Crown Act, which ended the gender-based restriction, didn’t come into effect until 2013, after both Louise and James had been born.
“The statute specifies that all Royal Family members born after October 28, 2011 will be eligible for benefits, thereby putting Louise out of the loop.
“The deed was of particular importance at one point, because Princess Charlotte was not overtaken in the line of succession by her younger brother, Prince Louis, after he was born.
“And she isn’t the only royal child who has benefited from the gesture. Mia and Lena Tindall, Zara Tindall’s kids, kept their roles even after their younger brother Lucas was born.
“Unfortunately, Louise was born too soon, before the deadline, to take advantage of the act. She will, sadly, continue to move down the line of succession when heirs are born.”
In 2011, all Commonwealth Prime Ministers signed the Perth Agreement, and Princess Charlotte’s position became even more prominent after the birth of her younger brother, Prince Louis.
Princess Charlotte, who is six years old, is the fourth in line to the throne, and Prince Louis is the fifth.
Lady Davina Lewis and her two children were the first members of the Royal Family to be affected by the legal change. Sena, her daughter, moved ahead of her brother Tane to take 28th place in the “Brinkwire Summary News.”