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04/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

U.K. May Change Monarchy Marriage Rules

The prohibition on British monarchs marrying Catholics, and the primacy of princes over princesses in regal succession would become relics of history under an endorsement from U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Friday.

Mr. Brown said he wants to change Britain's rules of succession, ending both the 321-year-old religious ban and the practice of primogeniture, in which the right of succession belongs to the eldest son.

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