Royal flyboy Prince William landed his helicopter in hot water over the weekend — that is a $20 million Chinook helicopter that he landed in his girlfriend Kate Middleton's garden.
Prince William flew through a series of landings and takeoffs in his RAF Chinook outside the Middleton family home in Buckinghamshire. Trying to explain the eyebrow raising behavio[u]r, a royal source said, "there's nothing more macho than landing a helicopter in your girlfriend's backyard."
And I thought just being the future King of England was enough. . . !
More royal news came out over the weekend — it appears that the UK is changing it up in regard to the laws on succession to the throne. To see how it might affect the potential offspring of Prince William and Kate, read more.
No longer will eldest girls be overlooked for their younger bros when it comes time to take the crown. If the new equality law makes it through the Commons, it would mean that if Prince William has a daughter, followed by a younger son, the daughter would get to be queen. Proponents of the new law call the old way of ignoring girls, "a load of rubbish."
Girls may be in, but Catholics still need not apply to any Royal posts. The ban on Catholics, or anyone married to a Catholic, succeeding to the throne is still alive and well. The late Cardinal Winning might have put it best when he condemned the law, saying it's "the grubby little secret which still shames our nation."
Is there still a place for royalty in modern society? If Prince William and Prince Harry weren't so . . . charismatic, would we be less interested in maintaining monarchies?