In March, marriage equality came to England, which means that several royal rules and regulations, some dating back centuries, have been quietly adapted to reflect this monumental change.
But would be Queens beware. Before you book a one-way ticket to London in hopes of meeting, seducing and eventually marrying a future king, here’s a bubble-bursting disclaimer from the royal court: if the Prince of Wales marries a man, the gay husband will not inherit the title of Princess of Wales. Excuse me? No one prohibits a gay from becoming Queen! No one! So much for our happily ever afters.
Furthermore the wording of the Treason Act of 1351, which states that having sex with a King’s wife is, in fact, an act of treason, has been left unchanged, meaning that you can shag the King’s husband without being considered a traitor. So I guess there’s an upside to all this.
Stateside we face an equally challenging dilemma. What if your boo becomes President? Does that make you the First Lord? The First Gentleman? The First Gay?