In Britain, pending royal birth puts spotlight on aging monarch

  • by: Anthony Faiola , Washington Post
  • Updated: July 12, 2013 - 3:15 PM

LONDON – Aging monarchs in the Netherlands and Belgium stepped down this year to make room for the next generation of Europe’s crowned heads. But here in Britain, the birth in the coming days of a royal baby will have heirs stacking up like so many planes at this city’s super-clogged Heathrow International Airport.

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