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British royal family’s new line of succession after Queen’s death

British royal family’s new line of succession after Queen’s death

Charles becoming King has created a new hierarchy, with Prince William now first in line to the throne

After the death of the Queen in Balmoral on Thursday, the royal family has a new line of succession. Here is the new hierarchy, with more children than adults now making up the top eight positions.

1 Prince William, 40

The eldest son of King Charles and Diana, the Duke of Cambridge is now heir apparent and next in line to the throne.

2. Prince George, nine

Kate and William’s oldest son, George, takes William’s place as second in line to become the next British monarch.

3. Princess Charlotte, seven

After the death of her great-grandmother, seven-year-old Charlotte becomes the most senior female royal in terms of succession.

4. Prince Louis, four

The youngest member of the Cambridge family, Louis rose to prominence after acting his age at the Queen’s jubilee celebrations.

5. Prince Harry, 37

He has a new life in California but the Duke of Sussex is still fifth in line to succeed his father.

6. Prince Archie, three

The oldest of Harry and Meghan’s children was born in London.

7. Princess Lilibet, 15 months

Named after her great-grandmother, Lillibet met the Queen for the first time this summer.

8. Prince Andrew, 62

The Duke of York was stripped of royal duties after the Virginia Giuffre lawsuit was settled but he is still in the official line of succession.


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