Kate Middleton's Royal Baby: First a Bonnet, Then the Crown?

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Vatic Note:  What is really interesting about this whole dynasty line is the fact that the baby that came recently will be Englands first khazar Jewish King.  How about that?  Both Kate and William are Jews.  William a khazar and Kate a Sephardic Jewish person.   You can imagine just how excited Israeli leadership was when it was announced that Obama was our first Jewish President from his mothers side of the family.   

What fascinated me most about this article was the work and time the Queen spent on shoring up her faultering Commonwealth.  Its speculated here that the heir currently in the oven will inherit a much different England, some say without all the commonwealth countries that are already questioning why they are under the commonwealth.  Its going to be interesting to see how this all progresses under new rulership and time.  

Definitely something to follow in the future.   If I live that long, I will certainly update you as events occur with respect to the question of the British commonwealth and its fate.

Kate Middleton's Royal Baby: First a Bonnet, Then the Crown?
By Cecilia Rodriguez,  Forbes Internet site 

In the frenzy of preparations for the latest arrival to the royal family, great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth has been quietly laying the groundwork for the succession to the throne, which eventually will put the new baby as second in line to wear the crown.

Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge at a Princess Cruises' naming ceremony    Photo: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.org
The Queen, after all, is 87 years old. She’s been on the job for the past 60 years, and although she still rides horses and presides over royal ceremonies, she has cut her travel to distant lands and follows a more controlled schedule of public commitments at home.

Last year, she honored 425 official engagements, but she also dealt with some health issues. Over the winter, she was hospitalized for 24 hours with gastroenteritis. Her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is 92, has also been hospitalized on different occasions.

This year, she began to delegate some important functions to her son and next in line, Prince Charles. In May, for the solemn opening of the parliamentary session, for the first time she wasn’t alone with her husband. Charles and Camilla, in full pomp, were seated to the side in smaller thrones.

Also, for the first time in 40 years the Queen will not attend the summit of the heads of state of the Commonwealth in Sri Lanka in November. Instead, Charles will represent the British Crown.

When Elizabeth lets go, according to court’s experts, it will be a “soft takeover done with elegant subtlety.” For sure, it won’t be an abdication ‘a la Belgian’, or a few months earlier in Holland. Frank Prochaska, a history professor at Oxford University, told the French daily Le Figaro that “it will be a seamless transition for the end of Elizabeth’s reign as her health declines little by little.”

But the kingdom the royal baby may one day inherit will likely be very different than that of great-grandmother Elizabeth for so many years. A number of the Commonwealth countries have expressed their desire to revise ties with the British crown once the Queen is out of the picture. Australia and Jamaica, for example, have been questioning the role of the queen as their symbolic head of state.

Until now, her global travel and diplomatic astuteness have kept things as they are. For many Buckingham Palace observers, the coming trip of Charles to Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, will be critical in the evolution of the situation.
What’s certain is that the succession will be in place and before long, the new heir will be second in line behind grandfather Charles and father William – and ahead of Uncle Harry.

In any event, should the new baby be a girl, legislation passed by Parliament and awaiting approval by the other Commonwealth governments will reverse a 312-year-old law that would require any future brother to jump ahead of her in succession.

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