Here's the New British Line of Succession Now That Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Baby Has Arrived
It’s official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their baby girl, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, earlier this weekend. Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are expecting their first child together. So, how will these newborns affect the British line of succession?
Although Princess Beatrice's baby will officially claim the number 11 spot, his inclusion won’t impact very many people. In fact, all the working royals—like Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry—won’t be affected in the slightest. However, baby Lili will have a bit of a higher position, as she is placed at number 8.
From Prince Charles to Princess Beatrice’s future baby, keep reading for all the details on the (very soon-to-be) British line of succession.
3. Prince George
He may be small, but the power Prince George wields as third in line to the throne is no joke. He and his squishy cheeks will make for a great king someday.
4. Princess Charlotte
5. Prince Louis
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s petit prince Louis is fifth in line to the throne, right behind his brother and sister.
6. Prince Harry
He may have 33 years on his newest nephew, but age does not equate with privilege in this case. Because Prince William is Prince Charles’s eldest son, his progeny comes before Uncle Harry in the chain of royal command.
8. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
Markle has officially given birth to her second child and baby Lili is now placed eighth in line to the British throne. (Casual.)
9. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
As the second eldest son of Her Majesty and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew sits comfortably in the ninth spot in line.
10. Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Bea’s claim to fame isn’t just that she’s tenth in line to the throne as Prince Andrew’s oldest daughter. She also reigns supreme as queen of the fascinator game.
11. Princess Beatrice's future baby
Princess Beatrice recently announced that she’s expecting her first child. When the baby arrives, it will bump Aunt Princess Eugenie down one spot.
13. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank
August’s arrival solidified his position in the British line of succession. As a result, Prince Edward (AKA the Earl of Wessex) has been bumped down to the number 14 spot.
14. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
As Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s youngest son, Prince Edward holds the 14th position in line to the throne.
15. James, Viscount Severn
In the 15th spot on the list of royal heirs is Prince Edward’s son, James, Viscount Severn. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, kid.
17. The Princess Royal
Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. She’s held the same royal title since 1987. NBD.
18. Peter Phillips
Not only is he Princess Anne’s eldest child, but he’s also Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild.
19. Savannah Phillips
You probably remember her as the troublemaker who pushed her cousin, Prince George, down a grassy hill back in 2018.
20. Isla Phillips
Meet Savannah’s little sister, Isla. She’s the second daughter of Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn.
21. Zara Tindall
Finally, there’s Princess Anne’s only daughter. She married Mike Tindall back in 2011, and they now share three children together: Mia (7), Lena (2) and Lucas (2 months).