New Zealand has let slip details of plans to change the Royal line of succession, ending centuries of discrimination against women and Catholics. But one thing remains unchanged: No New Zealander can ever aspire to be head of state.
This is from the NZ Herald:
"If the changes were made as recently as last century, a second Queen Victoria would have followed her mother on to the throne in 1901. Historians say this might have been a good idea: She was thought to be wiser than her younger brother Edward VII, whose interest in all things French, particularly women, resulted in the Entente Cordiale that destroyed relations with Germany.
And when she died just a couple of months into her reign, her son, Kaiser Wilhelm II would have taken over, putting a German on the throne for the first part of the 20th century. It's likely neither of the world wars w...