I did a post in January on the moves to dispense with male preference primogentiture (the first born son succeeding) in favour of absolute primogeniture (the first born child succeeding) for the monarch. This is again in the news – I did an interview for the BBC PM programme last Saturday – and I see several people reached this site by typing ‘royal succession’ into their search engine. Indeed, the BBC mentioned that they had seen the post.
However, what rather amused me was that someone reached the site by typing in ‘royal succession Lord Norton of Louth’ . As the late Richard Wood once said when his name was mentioned in connection with the Conservative Party leadership, ‘some of my friends have ideas above my station’.