Previously, marriage to a Roman Catholic made a person ineligible to ascend the throne
, as the monarch is also the head of the Church of England.
One idea being floated is revising the Imperial House Law to allow former princely families to restore their imperial status in a bid to increase the number of male heirs eligible to ascend the throne
Another senior LDP official has advocated allowing a daughter of an emperor to ascend the throne
but only by giving priority to a male in the family before she is allowed to succeed.
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's government had intended to submit a bill to revise the law to the Diet to allow Princess Aiko and her descendants to ascend the throne
D Awolowo persuaded him to ascend the throne
of his forebears.
He was expected to ascend the throne
the day Bhumibol died.
But when Henry died, it was his brother Charles who would ascend the throne
- and, as Dr Jackson relates, he was a very different prospect to his father and "allergic to the idea of compromise".
In her long lifetime she has now seen 25 Prime Ministers sworn into office and five monarchs ascend the throne
and has watched as Birmingham has changed from a Victorian industrial city to a multicultural, modern metropolis.
COMMONWEALTH leaders are set to agree historic changes to the 300-year-old laws of royal succession to enable a first-born daughter to ascend the throne
ahead of her brothers, a Government minister said.
The young rabbit is destined to ascend the throne
as master of all that is sugary but EB harbours dreams of becoming a drummer in a rock band.
Last November, an expert panel appointed by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi recommended changing the Imperial House Law to allow female monarchs and their descendants to reign by letting an emperor's first child ascend the throne
The newspaper said only 11% of respondents in the telephone poll conducted over the last weekend said only men should be allowed to ascend the throne
But he should be wary of appearing to continue messing Camilla about while hoping to ascend the throne
When did you ascend the throne
as Owa Igbajo of Igbajoland?
IN her long lifetime, Elsie Williams has seen 25 Prime Ministers sworn into office and five monarchs ascend the throne