As the British royal family continues to expand, the line of succession is changing as well.
Meghan Markle announced that she and Prince Harry were expecting a second child, and following the birth of Princess Eugenie’s child, the line for Queen Elizabeth’s children and grandchildren has shifted a few places.
There have been few things that have remained as they are, with Prince Charles still in line to become King of England in the role of his 94-year-old mother.
When he ascends the throne, it is believed that Archie and his unborn brother, who have no titles at this time, may receive one. However, it is yet to be confirmed.
1 – Prince Charles will take over the throne after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
2 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. When Charles ascends, William will take over as the Prince of Wales.
The Cambridges at London’s Palladium Theatre
3 – Prince George of Cambridge. The firstborn of William and Kate Middleton, will be heir once his father ascends as King.
4 – Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. She is the first female royal to benefit from the change of succession law, which states that girls will not be overtaken by any future younger brothers.
5 – Prince Louis of Cambridge. Louis took over the spot from his uncle, Prince Harry, upon his birth.
6 – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Harry was given the Dukedom title upon his marriage and should elder brother, William and Kate, have more children, will be pushed down the line more.
7 – Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie is the first born of Harry and wife Meghan Markle.
8 – Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, Archie’s younger sister born on June 4, 2021, has taken the #8 spot in line.
Prince Andrew with his daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie
9 – Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Despite stepping away from his senior working royal role in 2019 and 2020, the Duke of York is still ninth in line.
10 – Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mopelli Mozzi. Andrew’s eldest daughter with Sarah, Duchess of York, is in line after her father.
11 – Princess Beatrice’s baby daughter, born on September 18, 2021. She announced her pregnancy in May 2021. Find out if there will be a title involved here…
12 – Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank. Eugenie will follow Beatrice in line for the throne.
13 – August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. Eugenie and Jack just welcomed their first child together and takes his place in line here.
14 – Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex. The Queen’s fourth and final child is #13.
15 – James, Viscount Severn. James is Edward and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex‘s, youngest child.
16 – Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor. Louise is Edward and Sophie’s eldest. She was born before the change of succession law and because of that, follows her younger brother in line.
Princess Anne, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall
17 – Anne, The Princess Royal. Anne is Queen Elizabeth’s second child, but last of her children to be in line. This is because of the Succession Law that wasn’t modified until just recently.
18 – Peter Phillips. Anne’s son, who has no title, would follow his mom.
19 and 20 – Ms. Savannah and Isla Phillips. His daughters with ex-wife Autumn, would be after him.
21- Zara, Mrs. Michael Tindall. Anne’s daughter, Zara, is the final grandchild in line for the throne.
Zara‘s two daughters, Mia, Lena and their newborn son, Lucas, with Mike Tindall, come in at 22, 23, and 24.