The Line of Succession to the British Throne

The British line of succession delineates who will inherit the throne and become the king or queen of Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II is the current monarch, having reigned for nearly seven decades. After the queen, her firstborn, Charles, Prince of Wales, will rule, followed by his firstborn, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and then his firstborn, Prince George. Still, where do other known royals like Princess Charlotte and Princess Beatrice fall in the line for the crown? Whether you're watching the new season of The Crown or brushing up on your royal knowledge, scroll through to see how close your favorite royals are to becoming the heir to the throne.



1 Prince Charles The Prince of Wales is first in line to succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth.

2 Prince William The Duke of Cambridge will succeed the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

3 Prince George The six-year-old royal–as the firstborn to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge–is third in line to the British throne. 4 Princess Charlotte As the second-born of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the four-year-old princess is fourth in line to the throne.

5 Prince Louis Prince Louis, the one-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is the fifth in line to the throne.

6 Prince Harry Should none of the Cambridges become the next monarch of Great Britain, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will become the heir. 7 Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor As the firstborn to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Master Archie is seventh in line to the throne.

8 Prince Andrew The third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of York is eighth in the line of succession.

9 Princess Beatrice As the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice is next in line after her father. 10 Princess Eugenie Princess Eugenie is the next in line to the British throne after her eldest sister, Princess Beatrice.

11 Prince Edward As the youngest son to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Earl of Wessex comes in at 11th in line to the throne.

12 James, Viscount Severn As the only son of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn, is next in line after his father. 13 Lady Louise Windsor Lady Louise, the eldest child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, is next in line after her brother, James.

14 Anne, Princess Royal As the second-eldest child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Princess Royal is the 14th in line to the throne.

15 Peter Phillips Peter Phillips is the oldest grandchild of the queen and the only son of Princess Anne. He is 15th in line to the throne. 16 Savannah Phillips Savannah is the eldest child of Peter and Autumn Phillips, making her the first great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth and the 16th in line to the throne.

17 Isla Phillips Isla is the second child of Peter and Autumn Phillips and is the 17th in line to the throne.

18 Zara Tindall As the daughter of Princess Anne, Tindall is 18th in line to the throne.

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