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Herald reporting on Succession Bill submissions
You can read the Herald's reporting on our submission to the select committee here. David Farrar and Dean Knight appeared on behalf of the movement. Sean Palmer from Monarchy New Zealand argued in support of ongoing discrimination. His argument in favour of constitutional monarchies missed the point. All well designed constitutions and constitutional heads of state have the ability to change slowly over time. Idiosyncratic and undemocratic systems like the British one change so slowly over time they fall into disrepair and become irrelevant. His claim that ongoing discrimination fits with New Zealand values has no credibility.
Have you ever wondered why Princess Anne's son and daughter do not have royal titles like their cousins? It's because they were born to the Queen's daughter and not to one of her sons. According to the 17th century values of the British Monarchy, women just aren't as valuable to the Monarchy as women. The royals crave a different kind of submission.