The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has released royal decrees granting women over the age of 21 the right to travel and apply for passports without the consent of a male guardian.

The amendments also allow stated women to independently register a marriage, divorce or child’s birth, obtain official family documents, and become legal guardians of their children.

Saudi women celebrated the news on social media, with all types of reactions.

Saudi Ambassador to the US, Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, posted a series of tweets confirming the historic decree.

The excitement