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G.D. Henri opened the new parliamentary session here in Luxembourg
yesterday, 12.10.04. In his speech before the "Chambre des Députés" he
said, among other things, that the principle of equality between man
and woman should also be taken into account in the question of the
succession to the throne.
For once and all one will more and more see royalty /nobility is not
the same. From the "Gotha" the IInd and III part will have to, even
from the Ist part the non-reigning families.
Those who stays will be Mr, Mrs, Miss Denmark, Netherlands, etc who
somehow 1) obscurely descends by women from royals families and 2) may
own their former properties, archives, juwelley, etc
The Grand Duke refered with remarks to the Art. 3 of the Constitution
of Luxembourg. This is the provision on the succession which states
that the succession is only by males. If there is however on male heir
of the branches of the house of Nassau then females will be able to
rule. This was agreed in the famous Pact of 1783 between the banches
of the House of Nassau. In application of this very pact in 1907 the
Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide succeeded her father William IV.. I
suppose that the remarks meant that in Luxembourg the rules will be
changed along the rules of Belgium, Danemark, Sweden etc. meaning: the
first born child (wheather female or male) will be heir.