The line of succession to the British throne

By Katie Chan - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

Who is in line to succeed King Charles III? We take a look.

The British line of succession contains hundreds of people, including foreign royal families in Norway, Sweden and others. As such, this is not an all-inclusive list, but rather an overview of the first 25 people.

  1. The Prince of Wales (b. 1982)
  2. Prince George of Wales (b. 2013)
  3. Princess Charlotte of Wales (b. 2015)
  4. Prince Louis of Wales (b. 2018)
  5. The Duke of Sussex (b. 1984)
  6. Prince Archie (b. 2019)
  7. Princess Lilibet (b. 2021)
  8. The Duke of York (b. 1960)
  9. Princess Beatrice (b. 1988)
  10. Sienna Mapelli Mozzi (b. 2021)
  11. Princess Eugenie (b. 1990)
  12. August Brooksbank (b. 2021)
  13. Ernest Brooksbank (b. 2023)
  14. The Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1964)
  15. The Earl of Wessex (b. 2007)
  16. Lady Louise Windsor (b. 2003)
  17. The Princess Royal (b. 1950)
  18. Peter Phillips (b. 1977)
  19. Savannah Phillips (b. 2010)
  20. Isla Phillips (b. 2012)
  21. Zara Tindall (b. 1981)
  22. Mia Tindall (b. 2014)
  23. Lena Tindall (b. 2018)
  24. Lucas Tindall (b. 2021)
  25. The Earl of Snowdon (b. 1961)

Prior to 28 October 2011, males preceded older sisters in the line of succession. The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 altered the line of succession to absolute primogeniture, meaning the eldest child regardless of gender will succeed to the throne.

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About the Author

Brittani Barger
Brittani is from the United States and has been researching, writing and reporting on the royals for over a decade. Successfully gaining exclusives and interviews with royals across the globe, Brittani left her role as an editor for another news site to help bring you Royal News. She's been seen on BBC World, WION News and other news programs to discuss the royal families.

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