By Juliet Fuisz, CNN
“In the peerage, there are girls who by an accident of birth are born into a club in which they are not welcome,” Lady Elizabeth Campbell told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.
Campbell, as the daughter of the 25th Thane of Cawdor, is a member of that peerage, or nobility – not to be confused with “royalty.”
Thanks to legislation passed this year, female royalty will be able to inherit their family’s wealth, but women in the peerage do not have that right.
It was an issue portrayed in the popular television drama Downton Abbey, in which a family with only daughters is forced to find a distant cousin to inherit the family fortune.
Click above to watch Amanpour’s full interview with Lady Campbell, and find out about her fight for women’s equality.