22 July 2013
Following the announcement from Kensington Palace of the birth today of a son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said: "I congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, and also the parents of the estimated 1982 other babies born in the UK today.
"I hope all of the children have a healthy, fulfilling, financially secure life."
Bennett added: "I hope that by the time this child comes of age, with the right to vote at age 16, that the hereditary principle will have disappeared from all aspects of the constitution. The new baby might then have the same civil rights and fiscal obligations as all other citizens.
"I would wish the baby the same chance to become a democratically elected head of state as any other individual."