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British royal baby faces succession legal wrangle

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Britain's new royal baby will be third in line to the throne but a legal wrangle in the Commonwealth is holding up new law ensuring that a female heir cannot be overtaken by a younger brother. 

People walk past Commonwealth flags in Parliament Square in Westminster in central London on May 31, 2013. Britain's new royal baby will be third in line to the throne but a legal wrangle in the Commonwealth is holding up new law ensuring that a female heir cannot be overtaken by a younger brother.

Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby, due this month, will be born directly in line to become king or queen, after Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son Prince Charles, and then William, his eldest son.

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