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Should the rules of British royal succession be changed?

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New Zealand would support moves to change the royal line of succession rules and allow a first-born daughter to become Queen, Prime Minister John Key says.

Under the current law, male heirs accede to the throne before any older sisters.

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, who is responsible for constitutional reform, is looking at ways of changing the rule to grant any future princesses born to the couple the same rights as male heirs.

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