We Finally Decoded the British Royal Line of Succession (You’re Welcome)
From handling parliamentary paperwork and doling out jewels from the royal treasure chest to banning garlic from Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s duties are vast. We all know Her Majesty Lilibet is the longest reigning monarch ever, but who’s going to take over once she and her four daily cocktails join her beloved Prince Philip in retirement? Here, the first 11 members of the royal family in line to take over the Iron British royal throne.
2. Prince William
3. Prince George
He may be small, but the power Prince George wields as third heir to the throne is no joke. He and his squishy cheeks will make for a great king someday.
4. Princess Charlotte
5. Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Royal Bun in the Oven
Once the in utero royal makes his or her grand entrance to the British commonwealth in April, he or she will become the fifth in line to the throne.
6. Prince Harry
He may have 30 years on his little princess niece, Charlotte, 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.
7. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
As the second eldest son of Her Majesty and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew sits comfortably in the seventh spot in line.
8. Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Bea’s claim to fame isn’t just that she’s eighth in line for the throne as Prince Andrew’s oldest daughter. She also reigns supreme as queen of the fascinator game.
10. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
As Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s youngest son, Prince Edward holds the tenth position in line for the throne.
11. James, Viscount Severn
And finally, rounding out the top 11 list of royal heirs is Prince Edward’s son, James, Viscount Severn. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, kid.