He’s set to become King of England one day, so it’s only fair that Prince George should have a few extra privileges.
It turns out, the five-year-old – along with his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and their unborn Sussex cousin – will have the right to marry someone of Catholic faith, something that has not been allowed since 1688.
The 2013 Succession of the Crown Act meant that Princess Charlotte was the first royal baby take her place in the line of succession based on her order of birth and not on her gender. The same law also means that the royal children are now able to marry Catholics.
Princess Anne reportedly was in love with the Catholic Andrew Parker Bowles before he married Camilla in 1973, however the relationship could not end in marriage because of the 1701 Act.
Royal biographer Penny Junor writes: “Andrew knew that his relationship with Princess Anne could never end in marriage, however much in love they may have been.
“Princess Anne at that time was fourth in line and was not about to cause a constitutional crisis.”