The big news on the BBC today was the story that prime minister Gordon Brown has talked to the Queen about giving royal women equal right to succeed to the throne and ending the ban on the heir to the throne marrying a Catholic.
Brown said, "I think in the 21st Century people do expect discrimination to be removed."
This discrimination is wrong. But I can't get too excited about the fact Princess Anne's claim to the throne was overtaken when her younger brothers were born. After all, over 47 million other British adults are prevented from becoming our country's head of state because we have a monarchy.