Gittin' mah edumakashuns... in the land of temples and bad traffic.
Coming from this Yank, much congrats to the Queen, and may there be more years to fill.
Originally Posted by Nyusu
But wouldnt a husband normally become the king?
Unless there was a law specifically barring a female from taking the throne (which in some cultures/nations is the case), it is completely by direct blood lineage who gets to take the mantle of monarch. Being the the direct descendant matters more than whether you have a X or Y chromosome.
In the case of the husband, he is not labeled "King" but "Prince-Consort".