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07/17/2013 09:57 am ET

How To Become The British Monarch: Video Explains England's Bizarre Primogeniture Algorithm

Regardless of whether Kate Middleton and Prince William's royal baby is a boy or a girl, it will inherit England's crown jewels. That's because of a 2011 change in the country's succession laws that removed gender bias from the equation.

But it wasn't always so easy. Thanks to C.G.P. Grey, here's a quick, hilarious primer on how to become the British monarch. (Hint: Don't be a female Catholic bastard or you'll be totally out of luck!)

Click the video above to watch.

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