Royalty needs a makeover.
The British government is working on changing the existing laws for inheriting the crown. As the law currently stands, if Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child was a girl, but their second was a boy, the boy would still inherit the throne. Pretty old-fashioned. And yes, we're already assuming these two are working on keeping the bloodline going.
Prime Minister David Cameron is working on changing the rules in order to bring the monarchy up to date. The change would affect all of the governments of countries under the Commonwealth. Cameron wrote to each of the governments:
"We espouse gender equality in all other aspects of life, and it is an anomaly that in the rules relating to the highest public officer we continue to enshrine male superiority."
Know what else is an anomaly? A multimillion-dollar wedding paid for by taxpayers for two people who have zero legislative control. Just saying.
And that's not the only update the monarchy is getting. Cameron also proposes lifting the ban on anyone marrying a Catholic succeeding to the throne. The Prime Minister also suggests that only the first six in line of the throne need permission from the current reigning monarch to get married. Woah, royalty is really getting edgy.
So while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are probably busy making a baby that will one day inherit the throne, Prince Harry is working and partying hard in the States. He landed in San Diego last week, when tens of thousands of Harry Hunters undoubtedly lost their sh-t. The Prince will be in Apache helicopter training here in the States for the next couple of months. But his first weekend here, he made sure to do some bar hopping, hitting up McP's Irish Bar and the rooftop nightclub of the Andaz Hotel.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles, and Camilla are planning a tour of Africa. The Presidents of South Africa and Tanzania have invited Prince Charles to visit in November. The trip is supposed to focus on job creation, investment, education, disadvantaged people and environmental issues. While the Prince has visited South Africa officially in 1997 and Tanzania in 1984, this is Camilla's first official trip to South Africa, and she's never been to Tanzania, officially or unofficially.
Before that, these crazy kids are planning a tour of the Gulf countries. They'll visit both to Kuwait and Qatar.