Prince Charles and Princess Diana sealed off their relationship in the “wedding of the century” in 1981. The fairytale wedding concluded in heartbreaks and scandal, but the couple produced two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. But would things have changed if the Prince and Princess of Wales had daughters instead?

In an interview, it was revealed that Prince Charles was expecting Princess Diana to give birth to a daughter during her second pregnancy. Some accounts claimed that Princess Diana held her baby bump’s gender a secret from Prince Charles until she gave birth to Prince Harry.

If Prince Charles’ wish was granted with not one but two daughters, will the female Prince William and Prince Harry still hold their current position? Richard Overland shared a few points in Quora, stating that the circumstances may not have changed. The female Prince William will still become the future queen, and the female Prince Harry will still be the spare queen.

Another comment suggests that if Prince Charles and Princess Diana had two daughters, they might have ended up trying to have a son and having more than two children. Some even commented that Prince Charles may have ended up trying with another woman.

If the British royal family line of succession will be based entirely on the old tradition of primogeniture, the eldest son will inherit the crown by right. And only if the reigning king and queen did not produce a male heir will the throne be passed down to the daughter.

This was applied in the case of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I, who did not have any male heir. Since Queen Elizabeth II is the older daughter and has no brothers, she inherited the throne in 1952. In turn, Her Majesty’s throne will be passed down to her eldest son, Prince Charles, when she dies.

The same process will happen to Prince Charles. If he chooses to abdicate or dies, Prince William will inherit the throne. The cycle goes on with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s firstborn, Prince George.

In the new primogeniture, which is largely practiced in Europe now, the firstborn will inherit the throne or estate or title, regardless of gender. For example, if Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first born is Princess Charlotte, she will automatically be the heiress to the title of Prince William.

In 2013, the Succession to the Crown Act was introduced, and it came into force in 2015. The Act states that succession to the British throne will not be determined by gender. Female firstborns will not be taken over by their younger brothers. A female firstborn will be considered an heiress, and a male first born will be considered an heir.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their last official trip together - a visit to the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images