QUEENSLAND is blocking law changes aimed at ensuring a daughter of the House of Windsor can become Queen of Australia ahead of her younger brothers.
The state backs alterations to the royal succession to make it gender free. But it wants to pass its own legislation and not defer to Commonwealth powers.
And it is standing alone against what has to be a unanimous decision. And if the impasse is not sorted out, the unanimity of all Commonwealth member nations needed to change the current laws might not be reached.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman today was the hold-out leader at the Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra.
"I don't think there are any issues about the changes being contemplated,'' Mr Newman said.
Without the change, if Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have a daughter and then a son as a second child, the little princess would fall behind her younger brother in line for the throne.
But he said there were "some different ways we can do it''.
"Queensland has a view that others don't agree with,'' he told reporters.
What is wrong with this man? Why is he holding it up. How many different ways is there to say YES we agree lets get on with it?