The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge
With The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge already in the loop, plans are afoot by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to change existing rules so that if the couple have a baby girl, she can one day claim the crown and be queen.
As current law stands, if William and Kate’s first child is a daughter but their second is a son, the boy would inherit the throne.
Cameron is hoping to change this and other ancient rules in order to bring the monarchy up to date. He has already written the governments in the Commonwealth of countries with Queen Elizabeth, 85, as their monarch. The rule change would have to be ratified by all of them.
“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,” Cameron wrote.
He also proposes lifting the ban on anyone marrying a Catholic succeeding to the throne, and is reportedly suggesting that only the first six in line to the throne need to get permission from the reigning monarch to wed.
The Palace had no formal comment.
BRITNEY Spears‘ father is set to earn over $1 million from her world tour.
The Piece of Me hitmaker — who has been under the conservatorship of her dad Jamie since her much-publicized breakdown more then three years ago – also employs her parent as tour manager on her current Femme Fatale global run of shows and while the position is unpaid, he is set to be rewarded for his hard work.
The singer’s manager Larry Rudolph is set to earn 10 per cent of the gross profit from the tour, but wants to give two per cent of his cut to Jamie as a thank you gesture for the duties he has carried out since taking on the position in February.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Jamie was instrumental in negotiating a deal with tour promoters Live Nation for Britney and has also been responsible in handling finances, managing the singer’s security, arranged her personal schedule and monitored her arrivals and departures, and also undertook between 200 and 400 calls and other communications a day on behalf of his daughter.
Larry’s voluntary pay offer to Jamie has to be approved by a court, but this is said to just be a formality.
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Country singer Ashton Shepherd has something new to sing about: She and husband Roland Cunningham welcomed a daughter, Raden Delilah Cunningham, on Friday, Sept. 9, a rep for the singer tells PEOPLE.
The new baby, born in Demopolis, Ala. and measuring 7 lbs., 7 oz. and 19 inches long, joins big brother James, 5.
Like a true country artist, Shepherd, 25, said of the new addition: “She’s perty!”
The star is likely well-prepared to add another child to her brood, considering she hinted in a 2009 interview that a second baby was on her mind.
“My personal take on it is, I already have one child that I take on the road and that I manage,” she said.
“The Good Lord’s blessed me with being able to do that, and if [we] were to have another child, I’d just look at it as a blessing.”
Shepherd’s current single and title track “Where Country Grows” is currently rising on the country charts. The Alabama native released her sophomore album this summer.
– Sara Hammel