Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
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Nick Clegg: Succession law change has been 'agreed'

4 December 2012 Last updated at 17:13 GMT

The government has reached an agreement with all other Commonwealth countries to change the laws which put men ahead of women in the line of royal succession.

The legislation will also remove the bar on anyone in the line of succession marrying a Roman Catholic.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said it should become law early next year and he was sure it would be widely welcomed.