The British royal house recently updated and released the names and positions of all the royal family members who are in line to the throne.
The British Royal Family has welcomed a new member, Lilibet Diana. Due to her birth, the royal line of succession has been reshuffled to include her name and position.
It is worthy of note that the line of succession often shifts and moves pre-existing members a position lower when a new royal family member is added. Lilibet’s name appears among the first fifteen royals, and here are their names.
Prince Charles is currently the heir-apparent and is the longest-serving heir-apparent. Prince Charles holds the title of Prince of Wales. He is also presently the Duke of Edinburgh after his father, Prince Philip.
Charles will become king after Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. When he ascends the throne, he will drop all his previous titles, solely referred to as “King.”
Prince William is the first child of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is currently second in line to the throne. Just before his marriage, he attained the status of the Duke of Cambridge.
He would become the Prince of Wales once his father, Charles, becomes the king, and his wife, Kate Middleton, would be the Princess of Wales.
The eight-year-old is the oldest child of Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. He is currently referred to as Prince George of Cambridge. He is third in line to the throne.
When Prince Williams ascends the throne, Prince George will be eligible to become the Duke of Cambridge. This can become certified after he becomes an adult and is married.
Princess Charlotte & Prince Louis
Princess Charlotte, born in 2015, is 4th in line to the throne, while the youngest of William’s kids, Prince Louis, is 5th. As of 2013, the succession to the crown act was amended to end the system of male primogeniture.
This means that before 2014, the act placed a younger male sibling could be placed above the older female sibling in the order of succession. The royals made the amended law effective for children born after October 28, 2011. This, in essence, allowed Princess Charlotte to be fourth in line.
Prince Harry And His kids
Prince Harry, also the Duke of Sussex, is sixth in line to the throne. His son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, is seventh, and Little Lilibet Diana is in the eighth position.
Prince Andrew and His Daughters
The Duke of York follows in the ninth position, while his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are 10th and 11th, respectively. Eugenie’s little son August Philip Brooksbank is 12th in line.
The Earl of Wessex is 13th in line, and according to reports, he is eligible to inherit his father, Prince Philip’s dukedom. The late Philip personally asked Edward to take his title in due time.
However, there are speculations that Prince Edward might not inherit the dukedom because it has passed on Prince Charles. Reports also show that it is up to Prince Charles to pass it on to Edward when he becomes king.
James, Viscount Severn, and The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor
James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise are Prince Edward’s kids. While James is 14th inline in the British monarch, his older sister takes the 15th position.