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
One of the questions addressed in this revealing film is whether William even wants to 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
Arriving in the court of Louis XV (Torn), whose dalliances with mistress Madame Du Barry (Argento) are the scandal du jour, Marie nervously ingratiates herself to her husband, the Dauphin, Louis Auguste (Schwartzman), who will ascend the throne
upon the death of his father.
With a looming succession crisis apparently averted, his birth is likely to stall the debate on whether to revise the Imperial House Law to allow female monarchs and their descendants to ascend the throne
The new rule will replace the existing provision for only a male heir to ascend the throne
, allowing succession rights not only to the eldest son of the king, but also to his daughters or other sons.
The third daughter of Emperor Kimmei and Empress Kitashihime, she became Japan's first empress to ascend the throne
after her half brother, Emperor Sushun, was killed.
The news of Princess Kiko's pregnancy came amid a growing controversy over whether to revise the 1947 law to let an emperor's first child and the child's descendants ascend the throne
Hu said that he was glad that he had a chance to meet Prince Sihamoni, who has been in Beijing along with his parents, before he returns to his country Wednesday to ascend the throne