Here’s How Royal Baby No. 3 Impacts the British Line of Succession
Kate Middleton and Prince William just added a little prince to their royal brood, but what does that mean for the rest of the royals in line to rule the British Commonwealth? Here, we decode the British line of succession in all its glory.
2. Prince William
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. Royal Baby No. 3
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s petit prince is officially fifth in line to the throne. Now we wait for his name…
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.
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 to 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 to the throne.
11. James, Viscount Severn
And finally, in the eleventh spot on the list of royal heirs is Prince Edward’s son, James, Viscount Severn. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, kid.