What is the royal line of succession now that Charles is King?

The royal line of succession to the British throne has changed as Charles becomes King following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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The full list of the royal line of succession to the British throne has changed now that Charles has become King.

Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle on September 8, leaving behind a truly remarkable legacy. Buckingham Palace announced the news, with the new King Charles expressing his “greatest sadness” at his beloved mother’s loss in a heartfelt statement shared shortly afterwards. It was confirmed that the King and Queen Consort would return to London on September 9th as they lead the country in mourning.

Her Majesty's death has been met with devastation across the UK and world. With the eldest of the Queen’s children now King, the line of succession has also changed. This is the order in which members of the Royal Family stand in line to the throne.

Here we reveal the full list of the royal line of succession to the British throne following after King Charles as the new Sovereign. 

The royal line of succession to the British throne

1. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

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Now that Charles has become King, his eldest son Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is first in the royal line of succession. He is set to succeed his father on the throne as King, also making his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge a future Queen Consort. 


2. Prince George of Cambridge

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Born third in line to the British throne, Prince George of Cambridge is the eldest son of Prince William and Duchess Catherine. He is now second in the royal line of succession and will go on to follow in his father and grandfather's footsteps as King in the future.


3. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's only daughter, Princess Charlotte, is third in the royal line of succession. In the past, she would have come after her younger brother given she is a female heir, but this all changed before her birth. The system of male primogeniture was ended in 2013 with the Succession to the Crown Act, meaning a younger son would no longer leapfrog an older sister in the line of succession. 


4. Prince Louis of Cambridge

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Duchess Kate and Prince William's youngest child Prince Louis is the next in line to the throne. As the grandson of the King, he is one of the most frequently-seen royal children alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte.


5. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

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As the younger son of King Charles, Prince Harry comes after Prince William and his nephews and niece in the royal line of succession. The Duke of Sussex is fifth in line to the throne and a prominent member of the Royal Family.


6. Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

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Next in the line of succession is Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's oldest child Archie. Archie is the first family member in the royal line of succession without a royal title and follows on from his father, cousins and uncle. 

7. Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor

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Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in line to the throne and like her older brother wasn't born with a royal title. She was named in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II's childhood nickname, Lilibet, and her late grandmother Princess Diana. The first official picture of her to be released was taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski and was shared in December 2021.


8. Prince Andrew, Duke of York

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York is the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and the second son. As he was born before male primogeniture was ended, he comes before his older sister Princess Anne in the royal line of succession. 


9. Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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Princess Beatrice, also known as Mrs Mapelli Mozzi after her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, is ninth in line to the throne. 


10. Miss Sienna Mapelli Mozzi

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Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi was born on September 18, 2021 and it's thought that her middle name 'Elizabeth' could have been a sweet tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. She is tenth in the royal line of succession after her mother and ahead of her aunt, Princess Eugenie. 


11. Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank

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Princess Eugenie, also known as Mrs. Jack Brooksbank after her marriage, follows her niece in the line of succession. 


12. Master August Brooksbank

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Princess Eugenie's son Master August Brooksbank is twelfth in line to the throne and was born in February 2021. He attended the Platinum Pageant with his mother over Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee weekend in June 2022.

13. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex is the youngest child of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II and is thirteenth in the royal line of succession. When he was born, he was third and as the royals have welcomed new family members over the years, he has moved further down the line of succession. 


14. James, Viscount Severn

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James, Viscount Severn, is the youngest child and only son of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Ahead of his older sister Lady Louise in the line of succession, he's the youngest of the late Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren.


15. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

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Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, often known simply as Lady Louise Windsor, is the fifteenth in line to the British throne. Lady Louise is the eldest of Prince Edward's children but like her aunt Princess Anne, she was born before the system of male heirs coming before female heirs was changed. 


16. Princess Anne, Princess Royal

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Princess Anne is the second of Queen Elizabeth's children and comes after her both of her younger brothers and their families in the royal line of succession. She was born in 1950 before the succession system was changed and is one of only seven Princesses Royal in British royal history.


17. Mr Peter Phillips

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Peter Phillips is the eldest child and only son of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. He is seventeenth in line to the throne and doesn't have a royal title as his mother previously decided against her children having HRH titles.  


18. Miss Savannah Phillips

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Savannah Phillips is the oldest child of Peter Phillips and his former wife Autumn Phillips. Savannah is also the eldest of the late Queen's great-grandchildren and also Princess Anne's oldest grandchild.


19. Miss Isla Phillips

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Isla Phillips is the youngest child of Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips, and is nineteenth in the royal line of succession. 


20. Zara Tindall, Mrs Michael Tindall

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Zara Tindall, also known as Mrs. Michael Tindall, is the twenty-first in line to the throne after her nieces. Just like her brother Peter, Zara doesn't have an HRH title, and she was born Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips in 1981.


21. Miss Mia Tindall

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Mia Tindall is Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall's eldest child. She made an appearance at both the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations and the Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip in 2022.


22. Miss Lena Tindall

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Following her elder sister, Lena Tindall is twenty-second in the royal line of succession. She also attended the Platinum Pageant during Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations alongside many other royals.

23. Master Lucas Tindall

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Zara and Mike Tindall's youngest child and only son, Lucas, is twenty-third in line to the throne. He was born in May 2021 and is said to have had a double christening with August Brooksbank at the Royal Lodge in Windsor in November last year.