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Salmond on royal succession reform

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MPs have been debating changes to centuries of tradition governing the royal line of succession.

The Bill would alter the law giving precedence to male successors and preventing the heir to the throne marrying a Catholic.

Speaking to the News Channel, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said the reform was long overdue, hecalled the rules "a prejudicial relic from the past".

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