From our Royal Correspondent :
"Bad" Prince Andrew was, last night, said to be "incandescent with rage" at the very thought of sliding further down the line of succession to the throne if the rules governing royal succession are revised. It has been suggested that if "Good" Prince William and his gorgeous, working class fiance, the people's "Kate", were to produce offspring, the first born, irrespective of gender (sex), would inherit the throne from Prince William on his death. This may have far-reaching and unexpected consequences for the rest of "The Family".
Under the present rules, "Bad" Prince Andrew holds on to 4th spot for the throne but, under the new order, his older sister, the horsey and horse-loving Anne, would, nevertheless, "whack her crip" and leapfrog him, taking him by default from 4th to 5th, as she'd move above him, from 10th. Meanwhile, their younger sibling, "Edward the Ineffective", would slip from 7th to 8th during the same manouvre. Teddy is reported to have said that he "agrees with Andy" but that the idea of his being leapfrogged by his elder sister would not be the worst thing in the world.
On an extended note, Andy is also understood to be concerned that any changes to the rules should go no further. He is believed to be insisting that older royal males, standing in line, should always be allowed to take superior position over the younger females and sees no reason to change that.
A palace spokesman was again as light tipped as usual last night.